Magazine article African Business

Towards the Digitisation of the Transport Sector

Magazine article African Business

Towards the Digitisation of the Transport Sector

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The development of digital technology continues to transform the Cameroonian economy, contributing, among other things, to the modernisation of the transport sector. Digital solutions developed by private players facilitate the daily lives of users while developing a new business activity.

TAXI VAIRIFIED IS AN APPLICATION used to identify the safest taxi drivers. Finexs Voyages supervises its buses by means of GPS. Traveler helps to prevent accidents by measuring the speed of vehicles via a smartphone. Thanks to the development of digital technology, the transport sector is booming in Cameroon.

Among the more innovative solutions is WaziRide, which digitises urban transport. The mobile application helps to bring together users and carriers. Its main objective is to reduce the rampant number of assaults and abuses in the country's taxis. "Gone are the long waits by the side of the road with your thumb out; gone are the splashing and cold showers due to waiting for a taxi in bad weather; farewell prices that vary depending on the customer; gone are the discomfort of dirty taxis and impolite drivers. Farewell the attacks and violence suffered at night," says the CEO of WaziRide, Romain Bouani.

The young business leader returned to the land of his ancestors from Germany with this innovative solution that addresses the injustices suffered by the users, and sometimes even the drivers, of taxis. Available on Playstore, the digital solution can be used to order a taxi on a smartphone. …

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