Thursday, December 03, 2015

Taxi app "Cab:App", To Take On Uber In The UK

A new app that enables users to hail black cabs and licensed taxis has launched in the UK and Ireland in a bid to combat increased competition from car-sharing services such as Uber.

  cabapp (PA)

Cab:app works in a similar fashion to Uber, allowing customers to hail a cab to their current location using an in-app map, but it also lets passengers pre-book journeys and decide before travelling whether to pay by cash or card and track driver location when they are en-route.

Since launching in the UK, services such as Uber have been criticised as being unfair competition, with black cab drivers in London and around Europe accusing the service of side-stepping some licensing rules.

The app was co-founded by London taxi driver Peter Schive, who said: “Cab:app draws on the heritage and expertise of the black cab industry and translates it for the digital world. It connects communities through a business model that is driven by rewards where drivers, passengers and charities all share in its success.”

“Cab:miles” are collected on each journey taken using the service, and these can then be used to pay for future journeys, or their monetary value can be donated to charity. Journey prices are also fixed for travel over eight miles, the firm says.

“Cabs are integral to the transport infrastructure, connecting the community with road, rail and air,” added Mr Schive.

“Cab:app ensures the public can now enjoy the convenience, safety and accessibility associated with the iconic black cab from one national app.

“Black cabbies offer unparalleled local knowledge and service with the assurance that passengers are getting a fully licensed, vetted and insured cab that can use bus lanes and take the most direct route.”

The app has taxi coverage in more than 90 locations around the UK and Ireland, and can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android-powered smartphones.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish it well...remember reading the same jargon when they launched Hailo..problem is its a bit like thinking I'll set up an auction site to compete with EBay..the games over..heritage, icons, the knowledge... No one gives a stuff about that..just how cheap can I get from A to B..

Mandy said...

Good luck Cabb app, good to know that you can take a journey knowing your driver has knowledge of London, full hire & reward insurance, well maintained vehicle and a choice of payment methods! I for one have downloaded your app and look forward to a far superior service than the other apps available. thank you

Anonymous said...

8 mile fixed price....drivers wont stand for it ,many do not realise its 2015 not the day before the scum were licenced

Lee Denny said...

fantastic ive got one too !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cant do fixed prices properly at the moment due to traffic conditions.Prepared to adjust fare myself if appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Dead as a Dodo, and Gitt is even worse - everything heavily discounted over six miles and you still have to pay 5% shyster tax. Won't be putting any money in their pockets this Chistmas.

Lee Denny said...

Cab drivers you need to understand that the trade is now public led and if you dont change your bussiness model you will be like old videos recorders,who remembers video shops and record players....pick and mix at woolworth ....black cab drivers will add to that list...in solihull there are 11 cars to every cab in 20 mile radius you cannot count to 20 with out passing a minicab people like myself are risking there living to bring the latest booking apps to the trade only to be slaged off on the old cab ranks by the know all drivers (nobody owes us a living)take credit cards ,fixed fares from airports and hotels, card your passenger, open the door for them,down load the three or 4 apps keep yourself working ....or change your job!!!!

Printing Cafe said...

App might be the last hope for Local taxis and mini cabs.