Today, we’re proud to announce the launch of the mytaxi Manual, an innovative online platform to help train the next generation of taxi drivers. Powered by Synap, and using the same algorithms that helped over 1,500 medical students pass their exams last year, the mytaxi Manual offers a question bank that trains people to pass the notoriously difficult Small Public Service Vehicles (SPSV) exam in Dublin.
Our beta period over the last month has seen 150 people sign up to the platform, who have taken more than 80,000 questions between them. Already, we have seen increases in the exam pass rate, and great feedback from users.
Tommy Connolly, the first applicant to pass using the facility, said: “I used the mytaxi manual, passed the test and I would say to other drivers wanting to enter the sector, if you’re serious about passing the test, the mytaxi manual is absolutely perfect. It’s easy to use and understand, and helps you study with purpose – it is a huge help.”
Mytaxi are now offering a total of €1,000,000 in incentives, to the first 500 drivers who pass the test using the new platform. Tim Arnold, General Manager of mytaxi Ireland said: “This announcement is intended to boost our taxi fleet by as much as 5% by early next year and is another big push by us to increase taxi supply in Ireland to meet the surging demand“.
Synap is delighted to be working with mytaxi on a project like this, applying our Spaced Learning algorithms to new industries. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this article in Irish Tech News, and you can visit the mytaxi Manual – powered by Synap – if you’re interested in signing up! The mytaxi Manual is the first live implementation of Synap’s Institutional offering – if you want to learn more about how Synap could be used to benefit your school, university or company – please get in touch!