This morning there was a press conference about the new taxi service to be launched in Bangkok. It is operated by Nakhon Chai Air. The yellow taxis are Toyota Prius Hybrid, which is an electric mid-size hatchback. The test run will start on 20 April after the Songkran holidays. Then in May they will start with a fuller service. To call them, you will be able to use an app on your smartphone or by calling the hotline. The service charge for this is 20 Baht.
On the dashboard there is a “monitoring camera” for the safety of both the driver and passengers.
The taxi can accept credit cards. It can also give printed receipts.
This one is interesting. It has an automatic breathalyzer for the driver which seems to be linked to the ignition key.
The taxi has GPS which will record the speed.
The LED sign on the top of the taxi gives the speed of the vehicle and other information.
This is the trunk of the new taxi. As you can see there is no gas tank and so plenty of room for luggage. This should be the compulsory taxi used for the airport run.
What do you think about this new taxi?