SK Telecom launches taxi-hailing app for hearing-impaired drivers

Friday 15 March 2019 | 14:24 CET | News

South Korean operator SK Telecom has released a taxi-hailing app for hearing-impaired taxi drivers. The service is designed to help the disabled work in an improved environment and secure a stable income, SK Telecom said. SK Telecom developed the ‘T Map Taxi’ app in partnership with startup Coactus, the Korea Times reports. Coactus developed and operates the Goyohan Taxi service that is designed to enable drivers and passengers to communicate via tablets through an app developed by the startup. Goyohan is the Korean word for "silent".

SK Telecom is currently carrying out training sessions to teach deaf drivers, who use the Goyohan Taxi service, how to use T Map Taxi app. "One-on-one training is underway. Deaf drivers will be able to fully utilize T Map Taxi app by the end of this month", an SK Telecom representative said.

T Map Taxi app for the hearing-impaired offers blinkers that help drivers notice calls from passengers, and messaging services between drivers and passengers.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: SK Telecom
Countries: Korea, Republic of
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