Passengers who are thinking of hailing a ride with PICKnGO taxi or car can now do so with peace of mind as the operator has taken a preventive measure in their vehicle sanitisation.
PICKnGO has collaborated with MUDAcare to introduce a comprehensive vehicle sanitising package not only to adhere to the current standard operating procedure (SOP) but also provide a high level of sanitisation while keeping fares affordable.
A specialised nanoscale titanium dioxide based (N-TiO2) solution designed to kill viruses, bacteria and mold is sprayed by MUDAcare's trained personnel on selected taxis.
The solution is applied on various surfaces in the vehicle by using an electrostatic sprayer.
Valerie Chan, executive director of PICKnGO said: "Taxi drivers might not be able to sanitise their vehicles after every ride.
"Hence, we are encouraging our drivers to use N-TiO2 - based sterilising solution to keep their taxis protected for longer periods."
Chan also added that taxis that have been sanitised by MUDAcare will receive a sticker with validation period, so passengers do keep a look out for taxis with the sticker.
Adrian Lau, senior vice president of MUDAcare commented; "By using MUDAcare coating, N-TiO2, all surfaces will be sanitised, and bacteria and viruses will be destroyed within seconds upon contact with the coating.
"This type of sanitisation is very suitable in public areas, especially public transportation because it provides better and longer protection to the public," he added.
Other than being anti-microbial, N-TiO2 is also non-toxic, and is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is CE certified, meaning it meets EU standards for health, safety, and environmental protection.
This is an extra precaution taken by PICKnGO as N-TiO2 is proven to be able to not only destroy and inhibit microorganisms, but it also provides lasting protection of up to six months.
PICKnGO will also be partially subsidising the sanitisation cost to encourage taxi drivers to maintain their disinfection practice with MUDAcare.
The two parties have treated 100 taxis in their first exercise recently, and will be sanitising more taxis in batches.
MUDAcare also welcomes the public to try out its treatment at the PICKnGO Center in Shah Alam via appointment