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Egypt Launches New App To Beat The Traffic

A mobile app has been created in Egypt to provide a valet parking service in an effort to resolve traffic congestion in Cairo.

The app is called Rakna or Parking Spot and it’s currently in an experimental phase with 10 users and four valet drivers.

The app operates in a similar way to the Uber online hailing service, with smartphone users being able to submit a request for parking.

Valets are available at different locations in downtown Cairo.

The driver collects the car and parks it in a garage till the user needs it again.

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Rakna Co-Founder, Ahmed Zaki says the idea has already evolved based on the community’s needs.

“The idea in the beginning was that people would exchange parking spots. If someone was leaving a spot they would exchange with someone who wanted the spot. Slowly the idea evolved until it reached a valet-on-demand service or when you are going to a place you use the application to meet someone in the place you are going. If you’re going to the bank or going to work you will find our valet at the place you are going. The valet will take the car to a garage that we are contracted with,” said Zaki.

Rakna is expected to launch within six months.

Source: eNCA

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