App puts control of drivers in the hands of taxi bosses

The Quickloc8 app is now putting control of minibus taxi drivers in the hands of taxi bosses. 

CAPE TOWN - Many road users are frustrated by minibus taxis, with drivers often appearing to be a law unto themselves.

But what if technology could change this?

A new cellphone app is doing just that.

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The Quickloc8 app allows owners to keep tabs on their vehicles, and if necessary, bring a reckless driver to a stop with the push of a button via a tiny device installed in the taxi.

It's already been named 2018's most innovative business in the Western Cape and it's penetrated 35 percent of the local taxi industry.