|"National Taxi Allocation of Cars" application used for a smart phone|
May 25, 201
In Okinawa Prefecture, the southern island of Japan, the Okito Traffic Group (沖東交通グループ) has begun the service to call a taxi through a smart phone with the free application, the "National Taxi Allocation of Cars" since January, 2013.
Since a taxi can be called on the screen of a smart phone, a person who is Deaf/hard of hearing, etc. can use the application at ease.
Writing materials are kept in all the taxis since May, and the driver will be able to communicate with a Deaf/deaf customer in writing. Watch for the "ear mark" sticker on the door of a taxi as a sign.
According to the Group, after beginning allocation of cars by a smart phone in January, 300-400 cars are allocated per month.