Novatel Wireless has signed a partnership with the Cameroon National Taxi Union (CNTU) to provide vehicle tracking and driver behaviour monitoring to the taxi industry in the West African Republic.
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Taxis are the primary mode of transportation across the continent. In Cameroon alone, taxis transport over 8 million commuters every day. The agreement is the country’s first step towards implementing legislation that will mandate all Cameroon taxi operators to have vehicle tracking units installed in their vehicles.
“This initiative will not only improve the safety of drivers and passengers but also other road users and the public in general. Through this commitment, we will engage in talks with the Transport Ministry to enforce the installation of GPS tracking units in all taxis,” explains Augustin Ngangoua, CNTU National President.
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“We are proud to have won this very competitive bid,” says Cobus Grove, general manager, Ctrack Global.
“With our telematics offering and technical capability, we managed to meet the client’s business expectations and overall business objectives with driver and passenger safety at the heart of the solution.”
The multi-year agreement will enable the government of Cameroon to provide GPS vehicle tracking, safety and compliance solutions to more than 100 000 taxis currently operating on the country’s roads.