Benidorm taxis are going to incorporate a pioneering technological application that will allow users to request a service through their mobile phone and will provide various prior information, such as the number of available vehicles closest to their location; the price of the trip you are going to make; the time it will take to get from one point to another; or the 'extras' that each vehicle can offer, such as the possibility of charging your mobile phone on the journey, bringing pets or listening to music. The mayor of Mobility, Francis Muñoz, presented this novelty today together with the president of the Radio Taxi Benidorm association, Alfredo Fernández; the application developer, Alain Mateo; and the municipal Citizen Security technician.
The councilor has indicated that the taxi service is “an essential public transport service in our city” and that this tool will allow “giving users and taxi drivers themselves more facilities, more security and a modern service in accordance with our needs.” time". Likewise, he has indicated that of the 232 taxi licenses that the City Council has granted in the city, there will be a total of 224 vehicles that are going to begin using this system these days, which will complement the telephone service that Radio Taxi has been providing for years. to “adapt to a younger audience that preferentially uses this type of technology.”
The 'app' is called TaxiCoin and, after a pilot test carried out with a small group of taxis in Madrid over a period of six months, "Benidorm is going to be the first city in which it is going to be fully implemented," said its responsible. It can be downloaded through Android and IOS and both download and use are completely free.
“The price of taxis is regulated by the City Council,” Mateo recalled to indicate that requesting a taxi through this application will not imply any change in rates.
In addition, users will be able to use TaxiCoin in both Spanish and English, languages that will soon be joined by French and German in order to “provide service not only to residents but also to the national and international tourists we have in Benidorm.” ”added Francis Muñoz.