Cabs.com, a taxi cab aggregator, recently launched their digital platform and already had 8,000 cab firms with over 150,000 taxis throughout the United Kingdom. This is apart of the platform's strategy to take on Uber which has around 50,000 drivers in the UK.
And Cabs.com has the potential to get even larger, as the market has 15,000 cab firms and 250,000 cars.
Consumers will be able to access the entire minicab market via a single app, with Cabs.com promising a better geographic spread. Current digital hailing services tend to be city-centric, meaning Cabs.com should reach the parts of the country Uber cannot reach.
From a safety and security perspective, Cabs.com customers will benefit from local authority security checks required for all cab drivers. Many cab drivers have also undergone disability awareness training and child sexual abuse/awareness training.
The Cabs.com passenger app provides live mapping of the cab, driver and car details, a two-click booking system, cash and card payment options, and the ability to pre-book future journeys.
William Berry, CEO and Founder of Cabs.com, said: “This is a huge opportunity to bring together all the independent cab companies, and their drivers into one advanced digital hailing service, with great benefits to passengers across the UK in terms of convenience, availability, service and cost.
“As we grow in the UK we intend to extend the proposition to the US and other English-speaking countries.”
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