Since the introduction of self-service kiosks in the airports, more and more businesses have embraced the use of these kiosks for their businesses. Self-service kiosks have changed the way users access information on the products that are on offer. The use of kiosks has gone beyond shopping and seeking information. In the recent times, kiosks have had a great impact on the way people get from one place to another. It provides an entry point for those people who are on the go. With the help of kiosks it has enabled bike and/or car sharing.
The most common mode of transport is the use of bike, personal cars and taxi cabs. Below are some of the most common ways in which we have seen the change in these modes of transport. We look at each mode of transportation.
- Impact of self-service kiosks on car sharing: There is a tremendous increase programs that ensures the sharing of electric car. This has resulted to more and more people gaining access to personal mode of transportation. The self-service kiosks provide opportunities for people who own electric cars and may want to charge them. The people who rent the cars are able to buy membership cards for the duration of their choice. For instance, you may buy weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly memberships. These cards can be obtain from the nearest self-service kiosk location. The cards let the users to unlock the vehicle and they are able to reserve a parking space which may be available at the charging locations. Self-service kiosks have become a point of access for the transit systems which provide quite affordable opportunities for travel.
- Self-kiosk for the sharing of bikes: In addition to just helping in easy access of transportation, self-service kiosks also help in a great way to make the environment greener and preserve it. Just like the sharing the electric cars, bike sharing also help in reduction of the city’s carbon and reliance on the gas. Bike sharing mode of transport is ideal for the people who are conscious about the environment and those who are less likely to own or drive cars.
- Self-service kiosk’s impact on the taxi cabs: The fact that self-service kiosks increase efficiency and convenience, for the taxi cabs business, clients are able to connect to with drivers and /or dispatchers. A client can know the drivers who are nearest to the kiosk location or route, and reservations can be made from the kiosks. Self-service kiosks are more about sale point or payment point experience especially for the taxis. Users are able to book cabs and print receipts. Depending with the kiosk design of your business, after payment is made, the client receives a notification with the contacts of the driver and information on the model and registration number of the cab.
These are the three major models of transport where self-service kiosks have made an impact.