The partnership will give Easy Taxi access to the real-time data on road and traffic conditions. Waze also allow drivers to plan for better routes. With the newly initiated set up the driver can send the intended route to the passenger. The passenger in turn can share the data with contacts, so they can be updated real-time about his journey and estimated time of arrival.
For the new system to work, however, both driver and passenger need to have Waze app on their mobiles. The Easy Taxi and Waze partnership will first be released in Brazil, the Philippines, and Singapore.
“We have a lot in common with Waze, but most importantly we share a mission of reducing the traffic and increasing safety of the transportation industry. The partnership will help us assure an uprecedented quality of the passenger service to the roads of Manila and Cebu”, said Mario Berta, Easy Taxi’s regional managing director.
Easy Taxi was founded by Daniel Cohen, Tallis Gomes. Easy Taxi, a mobile taxi app designed for all key mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Firefox OS and Blackberry. Last month, Easy Taxi also inked a deal with WeChat, a well-liked messaging service in Asia, to begin a lead program in Singapore that allows users’ book taxis openly from the chat app. In seconds you’ll receive a confirmation of the name, photo and a car model/plate of your driver, and you will be able to follow the vehicle’s location.
While Easy-Taxi drivers are confirmed and tracked in real time, they can now also use Waze’s “Share Drive” functionality that lets users to send a direct message or email to inform their friends and family about the arrival and ultimate lateness, giving added layer of safety.