Abu Dhabi: Free Wi-Fi in taxis from next month

Taxi passengers in the capital will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi in their cabs from next month.

TransAD has announced the free Smart Wi-Fi service will be rolled out to taxis in November and is expected to be completed across its entire fleet by the middle of next year. The announcement was made at Gitex Technology Week in Dubai.

“TransAD is constantly striving to enhance the passenger experience it delivers in its taxis,” said Mohammad Al Qamzi, General Manager of TransAD.

“We are pleased to partner with Telematics and BlueGreen to bring this world-class smart Wi-Fi service to our passengers, who can now avail of constant connectivity in our taxis for free. We are confident this service will enhance passenger satisfaction and happiness, and increase the use of our public taxi service in Abu Dhabi.”

Jamal Saeed Al Nuaimi, General Manager of Etisalat- Abu Dhabi, said the UAE has always led the way in the region and globally to launch and implement smart technologies and services that impact the lives of residents.

“Etisalat is spearheading the UAE’s smart city and digital transformation journey. We are proud to be associated with this project that is a global first. This is set to transform the digital experience of passengers in Abu Dhabi taxis, and I am sure will set the benchmark for Smart Taxi services across the UAE.”