Smart mobility technology firm SWAT Mobility (SWAT) and Toyota Motor Philippines launched the first corporate smart transportation solution in the Philippines for its first client KMC Solutions (KMC), a coworking and staff leasing service provider.
SWAT’s solutions allow KMC employees and clients to book rides through the SWATBiz app, plan routes in minutes, navigate drivers to close-to-home pick-up points, and track vehicles in real-time.
“Deploying in the Philippines is especially meaningful because we can directly impact people’s lives by significantly reducing their commute time,” said Jarrold Ong, CEO at SWAT Mobility. “Intelligent transport solutions like ours help fill the gaps in urban transport systems; when applied on a larger scale, we can improve congestion levels and quality of life for people in the Philippines.”
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SWAT’s technology is aimed at addressing transportation problems in Metro Manila by taking bookings through its passenger app, instantly calculating close-to-door routes according to daily demand, navigating drivers to passengers via the driver app, and tracking all system activity through its administrative interfaces.
SWAT claims it automates 90% of the previous manual work in managing a corporate shuttle fleet while increasing fleet efficiency by 20-30%.
The system is well-aligned to address challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. Only authorized employees may book rides and board vehicles, vehicle capacity controls set by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) are enforced through the applications, and records are kept in real-time to enable contact tracing and real-time reporting.
While KMC is the first corporate client, SWAT expects to launch many projects in the Philippines over the coming weeks – both for private and public transport. SWAT is working closely with local partners to scale up operations to serve high demand.
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