Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer inspects a London Taxi model in Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Passengers at Dubai International Airport will soon be able to hire type of taxis which one usually sees in London only.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) would launch the London Taxi version service using hybrid (electricity and fuel) cabs.
The DTC will start trialling London Taxi version service using hybrid (electricity and fuel) cabs.
Once the trials, which are scheduled for the month of February, are over the service will be available at the Dubai International Airport.
The new taxi is characterised by a semi-curved shape and black colour that mimic the iconic London Cab operating in the British capital.
London Taxi has a unique and roomy interior that offers riders a wide space and six seats in a separate cabin.
The design serves the needs of people of determination as well.
The taxi is fitted with a satellite-based navigation system, voice command system, forward-collision warning system, blind-spot monitoring system and lane departure warning system in addition to a WIFI network.
On the technical fron it has a dual engine for better control of the vehicle under different climate conditions.
It also has accelerated braking system and a battery that just needs 30 minutes to recharge using the fast charging feature, and three hours using the regular charging system.
Al Tayer made this statement during a visit to the DTC where he reviewed the performance indicators of the Corporation in 2020 as well as the projects to be undertaken this year.
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