A pioneering taxi firm based in Stoke-on-Trent has started to utilise artificial intelligence to give its customers the ability to book transportation using social media.
The new Facebook chatbot allows families, partygoers and workers to book their taxi without having to leave the popular social media platform. Using artificial intelligence, the chatbot collects information including the collection point, destination and number of passengers before reporting the information to a controller at the company depot who then dispatches a driver to the location.
Autocab Private Hire has been operating in the city of Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas for decades and has an impressive fleet of saloon and minibus vehicles complete with a team of over 130 drivers.
Thanks to their professionalism and reliability, the firm has become one of the largest providers of private hire services in the region. It also offers fixed price transport to the popular local attraction, Alton Towers.
From airport transfers to corporate travel and courier services, the Autocab team is on hand to service any travel needs and is continually looking at new and innovative ways to make booking a taxi easier for their customers.
The Facebook chatbot is the latest in a long line of technological advancements that the firm has included in its service offering. Other options include a free app that allows users to book their taxi online and track the progress of the driver as they make their way to the address given.
Not only does this make booking a taxi easier than ever, but it also ensures that the customer is picked up by a registered driver and delivered safely to their destination. Customers are also given the option to pay for their taxi journey online meaning carrying cash isn’t essential to get from A to B.
Waqas Yaqub, Director of Autocab Private Hire, said: “We are constantly looking to make it easy for our customers to book a taxi and we believe that by adding the option to book with our new Facebook Chatbot, our customer’s lives have got so much easier.”
To find out more about Autocab Private Hire, visit https://autocabprivatehire.co.uk/