Geofencing: A Newfangled Feature in TaxiMobility

Indhumathi D


Geofencing is a buzzword in the taxi industry in recent days, which has many disruptive qualities that can help taxi businesses in various aspects. The world’s no. 1 taxi dispatch software, TaxiMobility has now been upgraded with the geofencing feature for improved results.

What Is Geofencing?

Geofencing in the taxi management software is a technology that uses GPS to define a virtual boundary for a geographical area in order to provide a location-based service or set fixed fare for an area with surging demand.

TaxiMobility’s Geofencing

TaxiMobility has already been enriched with a wide range of features for enhanced performance. The geofencing is another feather in the crown with which the business operator can:

  • define zones whether by selecting the city or by drawing a boundary in the map;
  • set fixed fare for the defined zones (city wise, zone wise, and zone to zone); and
  • get notified when the driver crosses the defined zone.

How to Set Fixed Fare Using Geofencing Feature

The geofencing feature allows the taxi company admin to define geolocation (as a zone) and fix a fare for the defined area(s). First, the admin has to define the zones that may have a high demand for ride-hailing services. Once the zones are defined, the admin can fix fare for those particular virtual boundaries. For example:

  • City-based Fare − If you define a city as a zone, you can fix a fare for that particular zone (within the city limit) and set a different fare for the areas beyond the city limit.
  • Zone-based Fare − If there is a high demand in airport transfers in your locality, you can define the airport area as a zone and set a fixed fare for the pickups and drops from and to the zone.
  • Zone-to-zone Fare − If you define airport as one zone and railway station as another zone, you can set a fixed fare for the trips between these two zones.

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