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Technology to make taxis safer in Dubai

Technology to make taxis safer in Dubai

Bassam Alkassar, CEO and Founder of FMS Tech

Taxis in Dubai will be made safer thanks to a technological innovation.

FMS Tech, a global telematics systems provider, along with its partner Technologica, has been awarded a project with Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), which is a subsidiary of RTA.

This is for the supply and installation of FMS Tech’s Telematics device on the DTC fleet and FMS Tech Device Management Platform.

The project will include over 100 telematics parameters obtained by the FMS TECH device from limousine vehicles and sent across to the RTA RMS (Regulatory Monitoring System) Platform.

This data is then analysed to evaluate the performance of the drivers and vehicles by DTC’s fleet managers and relayed to the drivers to improve their driving habits.

Road safety is only one aspect that the new system will aim to enhance, as it will also aid better understanding driver routes and reduce the amount of time a car is not being used. In turn this will reduce costs and improve the over-all customer experience.

Bassam Alkassar, CEO of FMS Tech, said: “We are very proud and honoured to be selected to take this project on-board by DTC. We are keen on working on this project further and aid Dubai’s, RTA’s and DTC’s Smart City vision.

“We look forward to seeing the results that the new devices will achieve for RTA and assist in paving the way to safer and more connected roads.”

The new innovation from FMS Tech, FMS Track 2000 IoT, records all data concerning driver behaviour, vehicle location, vehicle status, engine status and performance, and vehicle and engine maintenance. It sends all this data across the GSM network to the RTA RMS platform.

The device supports the new Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data structure, and operates with the latest secure channel TLS 1.2 and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) standards.

This new on-board computer is FMS Tech’s latest black box innovation with embedded GPS and GSM connectivity, nine configurable inputs, and driver identification that uses multiple RFID standards, in addition to an unlimited number of thresholds and device configurations.

“Our engineers have worked very hard to ensure that all RTA’s requirements are met in a timely manner, and that the device to be customisable for future modification and enhancements. Our partner, Technologica in Dubai- UAE , have already begun installing the devices and supporting DTC on this project”, added Bassam AlKassar.

The project will see these devices installed in 113 limousines initially, and will be expanded at a later stage.