The launch last month of Uber in Cardiff will bring “nothing new” to the city’s taxi business, according to leading local operators.
Private hire app service Minicabster has announced the part-acquisition of Bounce, the rival app launched last year by former Climatecars founder Nicko Williamson, but which ceased trading in May.
Minicabster has taken over a number of Bounce’s clients and their app, and the company said the “part-takeover” was a good fit. The Bounce app allowed users to book their nearest TfL-licensed minicab. “These key features are in perfect alignment with Minicabster’s own ethos, which is based around convenience, comfort and affordability when navigating the UK’s busiest cities,” the company said in a statement.
Private hire price comparison and booking service Minicabit, has launched partnerships with Heathrow Airport and Barclays Bank.
Launched in 2012 by Amer Hasan (pictured), the website and app allows users to compare and book instant quotes from taxi providers for long distance and local trips in 40 UK cities.
Northumberland-based Phoenix Taxis is planning to £1 million over the next two years in new technology that will improve passenger safety and experience and help the businesses grow.
Phoeix Taxis has bought the Drivr system, an award-winning app-based technology that allows customers to order and pay for a cab online via a mobile device and track the vehicle throughout the entire journey. The move will see the company increase its turnover by 50% in the next two years and create 350 jobs in the next three.