TechInAfrica – MobiTill Epesi Smart Transport Solution is a Nairobi-based ICT company. The company has recently launched a mobile app aiming at making public transportation in Nairobi more efficient. The app can be downloaded on Google Play Store. And through the mobile app, passengers will be able to track the location of the buses using GPS system as well as get the information about fares for each route in the front.
According to the CEO, Mary Mwangi, the mobile app can schedule matatus and buses so that it will reduce unnecessary congestion at the terminus. The mobile app helps to minimize lines at terminals as it can check when their buses offloading and taking off.
Mwangi said, “We launched Epesi trip planner because we believe it’s a big game changer, especially in bringing order in our city.”
The app—Epesi Trip Planner—requires bus owners to fit their vehicles with the MobiTill Epesi Tracker in order to enable them to access the dashboard screen from office before downloading the app. Furthermore, it also enables them to monitor and report transactions.
The company is currently working on a cashless payment method within the next few months to implement transparency as well as accountability in their system.
The CEO of City Shuttle, Samuel Kamua, who happened to witness the launching of the app and signed up for the system said, “We have made up to 40% more from the MobiTill Epesi Smart Transport Solution.”
Meanwhile, Mark Oyolla from Obamana Sacco said that the people who don’t want to embrace technology because they have a lack of knowledge and awareness of how technology can be the solution for their daily lives’ problems. Moreover, they also fear of people would lose their jobs.
“Proper training and job security of the matatu crew, will play a big role in embracing technology in public transport,” said Oyolla.