TaxiOS By Flywheel Aims To Replace Bulky Taxi Meters

Posted: Oct 30 2015, 5:07am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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TaxiOS by Flywheel Aims to Replace Bulky Taxi Meters
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  • TaxiOS by Flywheel aims to replace bulky taxi meters!

TaxiOS is being described as the first all in one mobile platform for cab drivers.

The software company Flywheel has come up with a new solution for cab drivers. Flywheel was previously involved in providing services on both Uber and Lyft. The company offered softwares to help both passengers and the drivers for connections.

Flywheel then charges a little from the fares in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The software by Flywheel can be used through smartphones. Flywheel has now come up with a proposed solution for cab driver to get rid of bulky equipment. Cab drivers can now use their new app TaxiOS instead of a meter. The app has been described as an all in one mobile platform for taxis by Flywheel.

According to Flywheel the cab drivers can now replace their heavy hardware with a simple smartphone. The meter hardware in a taxi consists of screens, the cables, the machines and the dispatch system. Through TaxiOS the smartphone can act like a Square credit card processor.

Flywheel claims their app the first of its kind to act like a meter properly. The app is capable of calculating the distance the car has traveled using GPS data. The traditional meters use car rotation method which is not very accurate.

TaxiOS will first be launched in San Francisco. Flywheel stated San Francisco will be the first city with a virtual meter in the world. Oneal Bhambani is the CEO at Flywheel. According to Bhambani they are working with city officials on a pilot program. The app will be launched after permission from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

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