With 250 taxi drivers in Cancun registered in the project and about 60 trips made by launch time, "Exi" started operating in Cancun on the 3rd of February.
How it works: The interested parties download the Exi app on their smartphone, register with an email, password, and telephone number. To request the taxi, the user simply has to enter their destination address and the cost of the service will be displayed for them, as well as the time it will take to arrive from the starting point.
A video message was broadcasted on social networks:
"This new application called 'Exi' will be partnering with Cancun taxi drivers, we will provide them with the platform to provide their services and that they can compete with other digital platforms that provide private transportation services," said Rair Aké, Exi co-founder.
Among the requirements that must be met by the public transport operators that intend to subscribe, is an official identification, driver's license, as well as their valid circulation card, car insurance and a certificate of non-criminal record.
This is not the first business venture for these two young people, a year ago they launched a program to request moto-taxis from their cell phones in Yucatan, which they called "Chuber", however, the Uber company sued them claiming that the name sounded too similar to theirs, so the app was shut down.
"We decided not to give up and this time we choose to launch the taxi-focused app. It will provide ease to both taxi drivers and users who register with us. We believe in Mexican products and Mexican people.” said Víctor Cetz, Exi co-founder
Easy Taxi and Taxi Orange are the two platforms that can operate in this area, while Uber is not currently operating in this area.
Society imposes the search for solutions on mobility and it will not surprise us to see more young people starting to be part of the solution.