Starting from August 14, 2021, ride-hailing services in Moscow and the Moscow region will have to transfer orders only to drivers who have a digital ID linked to a profile in the Taxi Analytics integrated information system.
The profile is created via Gosuslugi, a portal of public services, and contains information on driver's license, permission to transport passengers, fines, passing a pre-trip medical examination and other data. It is expected that with the help of this system, overworking by taxi drivers will be excluded.
Almost 80 thousand taxi drivers have now received digital IDs, which is 60% of all taxi permits issued in Moscow and its region.
The system is intended for the purpose of recording violations. In 2019, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow Maxim Liksutov announced a system to restrict access to orders to taxi drivers who committed violations. Back then, it was assumed as a digital "gateway" between ride-hailing services and taxi drivers, which would block the transfer of orders in the event of revealed facts of processing.
The Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation