The Eindhoven software company Censys BV is taking a remarkable step in the digitization of the Dutch taxi sector. In preparation for the mandatory link to the Central Database Taxi (CDT) of the Dutch government, Censys BV will offer the Pitane Mobility software free of charge to entrepreneurs in the taxi sector for 90 days. After that period, the entrepreneur can still decide which solution he wishes to use.
The motive behind this initiative is to get freelancers and smaller taxi companies accustomed to the use of automation and to prepare all new developments for the replacement of the current on-board computer (BCT) as an ICT service provider. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) is currently defining, testing and finally rolling out the CDT in the sector. They do this together with the various suppliers in the taxi sector.
This is an important development as it is intended to increase fair competition, quality for the customer and safety in the taxi sector. In the long term, there will no longer be any further need for a BCT in the taxi and this measure that the government is taking offers the possibility of using alternatives on the current on-board computers in the form of apps in the car, on the telephone or tablet.
The prospect of this mandatory link means that taxi companies must embrace the possibilities of software and digitalisation. Censys BV recognizes that the use of software and automated systems is not obvious, especially for single-person companies, freelancers and small taxi companies. That is why the company has decided to offer their Pitane Mobility software for free for a period of 90 days. This enables entrepreneurs to gain experience with the use of software in their business operations free of charge. With this Censys BV wants to contribute to becoming familiar with the ICT possibilities in this sector.
In addition, the Pitane Mobility software offers a wide range of functions that can optimize the business operations of taxi companies. This allows taxi companies to improve their service and efficiency in addition to complying with the mandatory link to the CDT.
This initiative by Censys BV is an important step towards the digitization of the Dutch taxi sector. It not only paves the way for the mandatory link to the CDT, but also contributes to confidence in and the use of ICT solutions within the sector. It is a win-win situation for both the taxi sector and the further development of innovative, customer-oriented solutions by software companies such as Censys BV.
As technology continues to evolve, the taxi sector is not left behind. Innovative solutions such as the Pitane Mobility software that Censys BV supplies to the taxi market offer new opportunities to improve efficiency, strengthen customer service and comply with increasingly strict regulations. Digitization is no longer a luxury, but a necessity in this competitive industry.
The free offering of the Pitane Mobility software by Censys BV offers freelancers and small taxi companies a valuable opportunity to experience the benefits of digitization. This allows them to modernize their business processes, streamline their administration, and improve their customer service – all at no extra cost. The compulsory link to the CDT is just one example of how technological changes are shaping the taxi sector in the Netherlands. By becoming familiar with the Pitane Mobility software now, freelancers and small taxi companies can better prepare for future changes. They will be better equipped to meet future regulations and deal with the increasing digitization of the industry.
“Innovation is no longer limited to product development. It must also be applied in the way we offer our products and how we want to support our customers in the years to come. I even want to think of open source solutions so that 30 years of innovation are not lost,” says Gerrit Saey – director of Censys BV in Eindhoven.