The Brussels branch of the controversial international company Taxis Verts (the unlicensed taxi and parcel service) has launched a taxi-sharing service marketed as “Splyt”. So it announced in a communiqué on Wednesday. The concept makes it possible to save up to 40% during a journey.
Splyt’s USP is allowing the customer to choose the individual with whom they share their journey. The application is available 24/7 in Brussels and surrounding areas. The aim is set up this service in other Belgian towns and cities in the coming weeks, Taxis Verts states.
The passenger inputs his destination into the application and immediately receives an indication of the price. He also receives an indication of how much the price will decrease by if the taxi is shared with another passenger. “The taxi-sharing service is somewhat dynamic: that is to say it is possible to request it at any moment, not only when ordering the taxi but also during the journey,” Jean-Michel Courtoy, the Managing Director of Taxis Verts has indicated.
The application also has social features: passengers receive notifications when other passengers wish to share a given journey.