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World Moto, Inc.

January 14, 2014 08:14 ET

World Moto Selected to Submit Pre-Tender for 90,000 Moto-Meters™ in India

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has been asked to file a "pre-tender" document to Amtex Systems Inc. for submission to the Government of Tamilnadu Province in India for up to 90,000 units of its proprietary Moto-Meter™. Changing the way the world goes around, World Moto is a global authority on the $500 billion dollar a year motorcycle taxi industry and inventor of the Moto-Meter, Wheelies, and Yes.

Tamilnadu is one of the most prosperous and technically advanced provinces in India with its capital, Chennai, having more than 100,000 3-wheeled Auto Rickshaws. Auto rickshaws are a common means of for-hire transportation in many countries in the world and are an essential form of urban transport in many countries. Please visit the wiki page at for more information.

The Government of Tamilnadu has decided to implement the mandatory use of fare meters on all auto rickshaws. As such, it has promised to provide a free, government subsidized, GPS based fare meter for up to 90,000 auto rickshaws. The government of Tamilnadu has made a specific budget allocation for the financial year starting April 1, 2014 for this program.

World Moto has been invited to attend a pre-tender meeting with the government on January 15, 2014, where it will present the company profile and its patent pending Moto-Meter™ technology. Based on the inputs received by the government, the tender specifications will be finalized in an RFP type document that is expected by end of February 2014. The successful vendor will receive an order from the government within approximately 3 months of this date.

Paul Giles, CEO of World Moto, commented, "We are excited to have been selected for the initial "pre-tender" process which we feel is a direct result of innovating and working diligently to get traction in the industry, develop relations with key players and increase the awareness of our products with regulatory bodies and governments."

World Moto's CTO, Chris Ziomkowski, noted, "Auto Rickshaws are advanced motorized versions of the traditional human powered rickshaws that have been around for centuries now being built by leading international manufactures such as Vespa. Our patent pending Moto-Meter™ technology provides numerous advantages over existing, legacy fare meter solutions for auto rickshaws, and we are confident that a successful bid to provide Moto Meters™ in Tamilnadu will lead to a countrywide adoption of our technology that could reach into millions of units."

While the Company cannot make assurances that it will be successful in its bid to provide Moto-Meters™ to the government of Tamilnadu through its vendor partner Amtex Systems Inc., it believes that it has unique value propositions and the best product available and will aggressively pursue this opportunity.

Although the auto rickshaw market is only a small fraction of the size of the motorcycle taxi industry, it still represents a tremendous opportunity for World Moto.

Important notes regarding the Moto-Meter

The Moto-Meter's life expectancy/repurchase cycle when used with auto rickshaws is estimated at four years.

World Moto has filed for patent prosecution of its Moto-Meter technology in 61 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. These countries were carefully selected to cover the vast majority of the world's moto-taxi fleet and auto rickshaw fleet. Nigeria is the first locality to complete its investigations and issue a patent. The patent was granted as filed, with no changes or office actions required on any of its 28 claims, and will remain in force until February 8, 2033. The remaining 60 countries, which include India, are currently in the substantive evaluation period and are expected to complete their investigations within the next 4 years. Based on its success in Nigeria, and its original favorable review from the Patent Cooperation Treaty Examiner, the Company expects ultimately to be awarded a patent in every targeted jurisdiction.

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World Moto, Inc. is the global authority on the $500 billion a year motorcycle taxi industry and creator of the Moto-Meter, Wheelies, and Yes.


The Moto-Meter is a landmark device that CNN, Newsweek, Wired, Moneylife, among others, are calling "the world's first motorcycle taxi meter" and "world's first portable taxi meter" and "first-ever black box for motorcycles," while the Times named it "one of the most significant innovations of this decade" and Fast Company declared it "The First Real Taxi Meter Innovation in 100 Years...a $3 billion dollar idea."

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