India`s first GPS-based auto-rickshaw fare meter

`Tuk Tuk` meter enables the commuter to know the fare to be paid for the distance traversed.

Kochi: Kerala-based based MindHelix
Technologies on Wednesday launched `Tuk Tuk` meter, claimed to be
India`s first GPS-based multi platform Auto fare Calculator
that enables the commuter to know the fare to be paid for the
distance traversed.

The application enables the commuter to calculate the
distance travelled using GPS and calculate the fare due,
Christian Emmanuel George, co-founder and CEO of MindHelix
Technologies told reporters here.

The application runs on smart phones with Android,
Blackberry or Symbian operating systems without any need for
manual distance or fare entry and does not require Internet
connection or the service provider, due to which it can
function even in remote areas, he said.

The application has a Start/Stop button and can be
customised for any location by entering the fare details in
the settings page. The application can be started on entering
the autorickshaw and the meter in the phone will run alongside
the meter in the rickshaw and it can double check the distance
travelled as shown in the auto`s meter and the GPS distance
calculated by the application, Thomas Antony, Chief Technology
Officer (CTO) said.

The auto fare calculator would bring in relief to the
commuters who are fleeced by autorickshaw drivers.

MindHelix will be the market leader in creating Mobile
Games and Application for the emerging markets like China and
India. We have nine applications in different stages of
development, including games for iPhones, other travel related
applications and corporate communication tools. The company was
also in talks for getting suitable partners to achieve the
targets, he said.

The company was formed last month by an engineer and two
engineering students. MindHelix focuses on Mobile Application
development and has a section for the development of rich
internet applications and desktop software.


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