With more than 200 features like panic button, remaining charge and location, Lithium is likely to hit Bengaluru’s taxi market starting from next month.
The electric taxis will be cloud-connected safety features focused primarily to meet the transportation requirements of Tech and other outsourcing companies in the city. Passenger safety and fuel-efficiency being the keys, the Lithium will begin its initial phase with about 100 such electric cars.
The company’s electric taxis will have tamper-proof GPS, undisclosed to the driver. Also, since the cars will always be connected to the internet via wi-fi, the embedded software will be able to alert clients about unauthorised riders or if a cab veers off course. A mobile app will allow commuters to communicate with the driver without sharing their phone number.[source]
“You will always know where the vehicle is, will always be able to look inside the vehicle; all of the things that were uncertainties will get improved,” said Ashwin Mahesh, enterpreneur, founded the Lithium along with a few former tech executives. He also added that nearly 10 tech companies in Bengaluru have already signed up for the Lithuim service.
Lithuim has also tie-ups with several car making companies to set in their software and hardware in their cars, it will also have charging stations inside the tech companies.
Surely, a competition for Moveinsync.