12 Jul 2013 11:19

Explaining how the system works, MyTeksi general manager Adelene Foo said upon launching the application, MyTeksi would detect the commuter's location using smartphone's global positioning System (GPS).

"The communter will select the desired destination and the nearby taxi will be shown on the application.

"After selecting the taxi, the communter will receive a booking confirmation within one minute where information such as estimated time of arrival, taxi plate number, driver's contact details, estimated fare and an option for tips will be prompted," she said, adding that commuters would be able to track the real-time location of the booked taxi.

MyTeksi application has 'Share My Ride' tool to enable the commuter's loved ones to track the location of their ride in real time.

Foo said the application was introduced in Klang Valley a couple of years back and currently, there were 2,000 taxi drivers who used the application in the Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Negeri Sembilan.