PICKnGO collaborates with MUDAcare to ensure lasting protection against COVID-19
Shah Alam, 8 July 2020: Passengers who are thinking of hailing a ride with any PICKnGO taxi or car can now do so in utmost confidence as the operator is raising the bar when it comes to hygiene.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, PICKnGO is partnering with MUDAcare to introduce a comprehensive vehicle sanitising package that promises a high-level of sanitisation while keeping fares affordable.
MUDAcare’s trained applicators will spray selected taxis with MUDAcare coating, a nanoscale titanium dioxide based (N-TiO2) solution designed to kill viruses, bacteria, and mold. The solution is applied on various surfaces in the vehicle by using an electrostatic sprayer.
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.
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. It is also financially more sustainable compared to sanitising their vehicle on a daily or monthly basis.”
“Our taxis which has been sanitised by MUDAcare will receive a sticker with validation period stated to tell passengers that the taxis have been sanitised by MUDAcare. So, all they need to do it look out for taxis with the sticker.”
Adrian Lau, senior vice president of MUDAcare, said: “By using MUDAcare coating, N-TiO2, all surfaces will be sanitised, and bacteria and viruses will be destroyed within seconds upon contact with MUDAcare coating.
“This type of sanitisation is very suitable in public areas, especially public transportation because it provides better and longer protection to the public. So, when passengers see our stickers on any PICKnGO taxi, they can rest assured that this particular vehicle has been properly sanitised. All they need to do is wear a mask,” Lau added.
To encourage taxi drivers to maintain their disinfection regime with MUDAcare, PICKnGO will be partially subsidising the sanitisation cost.
PICKnGO and MUDAcare has sanitised their first 100 taxis today, and will be treating more taxis by batches. With this, passengers could start riding with MUDAcare coating, N-TiO2 treated taxis from 7 July onwards, at no extra cost. MUDAcare also welcomes the public to try out its treatment at the PICKnGO Center in Shah Alam by contacting 016-3361636 for appointment .
PICKnGO, a taxi hailing application launched in 2017, is set to revolutionise taxi services in the Klang Valley by offering fast, safe and convenient travel, all at the tap of a button. PICKnGO’s app can connect users with approximately 10,000 taxi drivers which are fully licensed and insured across Greater Kuala Lumpur.
Affiliated with IPMUDA Bhd, MUDAcare offers a one-stop solution for all your Health Protective Equipment needs. MUDAcare’s mission is to ensure the public’s safety and wellbeing with their wide-range of quality Health Protective Equipment goods.
With MUDAcare, the public can be better prepared for life under the “new normal” and create a virus-free environment.