SA’s e-hailing services go hi-tech to drive away criminals

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SA’s e-hailing services go hi-tech to drive away criminals

In a country like SA, safety takes precedence over discounts and vehicle features as drawcards

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Facial recognition technology, in-app panic buttons and strict security checks on riders are among the safety features electronic hailing (e-hailing) services have been forced to put in place because of SA’s high crime rate.

Discounts and vehicle features almost take a backseat to these safety features when the growing number of e-hailing companies advertise their services.

New Durban e-hailing service Yo!Taxi has a panic button installed in its vehicles to ensure passenger safety...

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