Over the past few weeks, the Dart Team have been hosting training sessions for local taxi drivers who expressed an interest in working with the company. Though the app itself was designed to be simple and intuitive to use, it was felt that live demonstrations would be the most effective way of communicating the technology to others. To that end, several workshops were set up, and local drivers invited to attend.
In each case, the sessions were led by Zul’Amali Idris, Founder and CEO of Dart, in which he gave a detailed presentation of the mechanics of the Dart app. A demonstration followed this, involving two Dart employees, who played the roles of passenger and driver.
“The live demos were definitely useful in showing how the app would function in real life,” said Fairuz Aminuddin, Operations Assistant at Dart. “I was also impressed by the quality of questions from the floor. The drivers were clearly interested in learning more about it, and they took the initiative to get involved and ask lots of excellent questions. Thankfully, we were well prepared and able to answer them all!”
Following the demonstration, all prospective drivers were required to register their personal details with the company and have a profile photo taken – a mandatory part of Dart’s safety policy. This ensures that whenever a passenger gets into a Dart Taxi, they can be confident that their driver has been screened and approved beforehand.
Invariably, the sessions would end in high spirits, and a complimentary dinner was provided to all those who attended. The participants were able to mingle and converse over platefuls of food, discussing the future of transportation in Brunei and how we might all work together to improve it.