Pointguard launches pilot study of digital taxi roof lights in Abu Dhabi
Pointguard recently launched a pilot study of digital roof lights in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in cooperation with TransAD (The Centre for Regulation of Transport by Hire Cars in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi) and Pointguard's local partner, CERT (Centre of Excellence for Applied Research & Training). The new digital toplights are fully integrated with Abu Dhabi's Taxi dispatch system and are specially designed to withstand the extreme heat that is common in the region. The roof light is part of Pointguard's new product line iToplight, i.e., it has a digital LED-display that can automatically show the status of the taxi (e.g. Hired, Vacant, On Call, etc) and also booking numbers and other information. It can also show all messages in two alternating languages (Arabic and English), which is a key functionality because of the great tourism in the region. The roof lights in Abu Dhabi have a completely new and unique design, tailor made for TransAD. "After years of dedication in the UAE region I'm happy to see that we soon might see intelligent taxi roof lights on all taxis in Abu Dhabi. They will be one of the first in the world to fully implement such advanced roof lights." says Jesper Flygt, CEO of Pointguard.