Taxify introduces emergency rescue for drivers, passengers

Taxify has introduced an SOS button on the driver application with the goal of safeguarding it’s driver-partners against violent attacks and hijacks.

The SOS button embedded in the Taxify driver app triggers a distress call to Rescue by Flare; Nairobi’s largest network of ambulances and security guards.

Drivers can now use this additional safety feature whenever they are in areas where they feel insecure or are placed in dangerous situations. The integration of the SOS button comes on the back of Taxify’s plans to further utilize technology to keep drivers safe on the roads.“At the top of our priority list is ensuring the safety of our drivers and riders. The safety button will allow Taxify driver-partners access to rapid deployment of the correct emergency response, should they find themselves in danger,” said Chisom Anoke, Head of Operations at Taxify Kenya.

Once the Taxify SOS Button is triggered, a call is made to Rescue by Flare’s 24-hour call dispatch center who, after verifying the driver’s membership, dispatch an ambulance or security team to the driver’s location to provide first responder assistance. Taxify will pay a retainer fee as well as a pre- approved cost for each incidence.

Caitlin Dolkart, Co-founder at Rescue by Flare said, “We are proud to partner with Taxify to ensure that all drivers and riders are safe on the road.  Available with a single touch of a button, Rescue is Nairobi’s largest network of ambulances with the fastest response times. Now, help is only minutes away for any Taxify driver!”

READ: Young scientists to showcase talent at Nairobi expo

“We have hundreds of thousands of riders using the Taxify app every week, and the safety of both drivers and riders is of great importance to us. We have always had safety features in the app such as live GPS tracking of trips as well as the driver and rider rating system. The  new SOS button is an additional layer of safety that we have introduced to further ensure driver safety on the platform” added Anoke.

Latest

Rose Ntong’ondu: Popcorn Hawker Who Owns a Multi-Million Beauty Empire

Rose Ntong'ondu, founder of Makeup by Rose, is a Kenyan-based makeup artist, teacher, mentor, and beauty entrepreneur.

Kenya Re New Awards to Stimulate Swift Premium Payment

The Kenya Reinsurance Corporation (Kenya Re) has launched an award scheme to recognise insurance companies that remit premiums on time. T

NSE Gets New CEO As Geoffrey Odundo Exits

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has appointed Frank Mwiti...

Uhuru’s Newspaper Dresses Down Ruto, Calls Him ‘Small-minded’

People Daily newspaper criticises President William Ruto and his administration, arguing “the disdain by the Ruto administration for the media has never been disguised.”

Follow Us

Newsletter

Don't miss

Throwing The Girls Into Deep End: Single Kiasi S3 First Look

Nairobi’s dating scene is about to get messy: Single Kiasi...

Win New Year Crossover Mugithi Tickets With Odibets

The event has attracted prominent Kikuyu musicians who will be headlining the event including Samidoh and Muigai wa Njoroge.

For Coloured Girls is Theatre Production of the Year

The play ‘For Coloured Girls (who have considered suicide/ when...

Tusker Oktobafest Rolls East African Cultures into One

From regional events across Kenya to inaugural gatherings in Uganda and Tanzania, and the Tusker Oktobafest grand finale in Nairobi, the festival harmonized traditions, celebrated diversity, and highlighted the rich cultural tapestry of the East African culture

Lupita’s Little Brother Junior Nyong’o Charting His Own Path in Acting

Junior Nyongó, who is also a musician and a DJ and now a graduate of UC San Diego with an MFA in Acting, is crafting his own solid path in the world of acting with roles in major theatre productions.

Safaricom To Power Tusker OktobaFest Beer Festival

Safaricom’s involvement in OktobaFest as a technology and payments partner will focus on fostering seamless in-festival connectivity, empowering the youth and Gen Z community through Safaricom Hook, and powering digital payments through M-PESA.

Music Producers Launch Organization To Streamline Recording Industry

Recording Industry of Kenya (RIKE) was launched on 9th October 2023. Registered in 2022 as a not-for-profit organization, RIKE aims to promote the collective interests of producers of sound recordings in the country.

Nairobi’s Hero Bar Listed Among World’s 50 Best Bars

World Best Bars: Hero Bar in Nairobi continues to climb the list, moving up six places to No.62 and Johannesburg’s Sin + Tax comes in at No.94. Dubai new entry Ergo is at No.69 and Melbourne’s Byrdi has re-entered the list at No.61.

Kenyan DJs Face Off In Smirnoff Battle Of The Beats Season 3

The Smirnoff Battle of the Beats Season 3, a DJ competition, is poised to unleash an unprecedented musical frenzy countrywide.

The Highs And Lows Of Betty Kyallo, Sisters Show As Season 2 Ends

Kyallo Kulture has always been, above all, about sisterhood, and in Season 2 we have witnessed the charm of it - the ups that gave us wholesome moments as the sisters led by Betty Kyallo spent time together.
BT Correspondent
BT Correspondenthttp://www.businesstoday.co.ke
editor [at] businesstoday.co.ke

Rose Ntong’ondu: Popcorn Hawker Who Owns a Multi-Million Beauty Empire

Rose Ntong'ondu, founder of Makeup by Rose, is a Kenyan-based makeup artist, teacher, mentor, and beauty entrepreneur.

Kenya Re New Awards to Stimulate Swift Premium Payment

The Kenya Reinsurance Corporation (Kenya Re) has launched an award scheme to recognise insurance companies that remit premiums on time. T

NSE Gets New CEO As Geoffrey Odundo Exits

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has appointed Frank Mwiti the new CEO effective May 2, 2024, to replace Geoffrey Odundo who exits the bourse...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here