The PICKnGO taxi and car hailing service is keeping its passengers and customers safe by ensuring the hygiene standards of its cars. In light of the pandemic, PICKnGO has teamed up with MUDAcare to introduce a comprehensive vehicle sanitising package to bolster customer confidence in its service. Despite offering this extra protection, PICKnGO promises that it is keeping fares affordable.
MUDAcare’s trained applicators will spray selected taxis with MUDAcare coating. This coating is a nano scale titanium dioxide based (N-TiO2) solution designed to wipe out viruses, bacteria, and mold. The solution is applied on various surfaces in the vehicle by using an electrostatic sprayer.
Other than being antimicrobial, N-TiO2 is also non-toxic, and is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is also CE certified i.e. 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 inhibit microorganisms, but also provides lasting protection for 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, and will be treating more taxis by batches. With this, passengers can start riding taxis treated with the MUDAcare N-TiO2 coating 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.