The Shenyang Municipal Transportation Bureau says it will adopt RFID technology to help stop illegal taxis and to improve the overall management of taxi operations.

SMTB says in order to fulfill its goal, it will soon install an electronic RFID tag that has an anti-counterfeiting function on all legally registered taxis. It will also adopt a car-loaded radar identifying technology to facilitate the identification of illegal cars.

In addition, the driving licenses of taxi drivers will be digitalized to improve the management over taxi drivers and ensure that the taxi industry will grow in a healthy and safe manner.

There are about 18000 registered taxis in Shenyang. Each year the traffic department identifies as many as 1500 illegal taxis. SMTB has increased the maximum amount of fine for illegal taxis from the original CNY20000 to CNY100,000.

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