Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev was at hand to view the new LEVC TX London taxis delivered to Baku.
Meeting modern requirements, the 100 new six-seat LEVC TX model of London taxis of the Baku Taxi Service LLC under Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies are ready for service.
On 12 August, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev viewed the new taxis, whilst Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzade informed the President about the key features of the new taxis.
The Minister noted that both the driver and passengers of the new taxis were provided with complete safety and comfort. The new LEVC TX taxis have a number of advantages.
Some of the features discussed, included the smart technology, that helps drivers and passengers stay safe. So, the car itself warns the driver about speed limits on the road. If the driver loses control or changes the trajectory, special sensors transmit relevant information to the driver.
The passenger cabin of the new taxis is wider than in other London taxis and has six seats. The cars are equipped with USB ports, Wi-Fi and GPS. There is a glass partition between the driver and passengers in order to minimise contact. This was seen as very convenient in terms of isolation and social distancing during the pandemic. The cabin has a special microphone for communication with the driver, a control panel in Braille for visually impaired passengers, and an instruction board for the hearing impaired. The car is equipped with a ramp for the disabled.
President Ilham Aliyev was informed that 1,200 taxis of the Baku Taxi Service LLC currently serve the residents in the capital city.