"The new agreement with a leading taxi technology company offers all of our corporate customers and passengers the latest cutting edge technology with a raft of new features."
Karen Long, general manager at ComCab
Black Cabs in Liverpool are hitting the city's next week, backed by the biggest technology deal ever struck in the sector.
ComCab, that manages a dispatch system for Liverpool’s largest fleet of hackney carriages, launches the app across its cabs during the first week in August. Developers AutoCab and ComCab’s parent company CityFleet brokered the deal as part of the biggest deal to date in the UK taxi dispatch market.
The move to the new platform is part of ComCab’s offensive in securing the drivers that are signed on with them a bigger chunk of the taxi work in an industry that has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.
Karen Long, general manager at ComCab Liverpool says:
“The new agreement with a leading Taxi Technology company offers all of our corporate customers and passengers the latest cutting edge technology with a raft of new features. It will boost our presence during these challenging times.”
ComCabs clients include NHS Trusts and Liverpool City Council along with Corporate clients, Hotel partners and a growing number of consumer users. ComCab drivers are small independent businesses in their own right, Karen continues:
“ComCab driver’s local knowledge can’t be rivalled and we want to give them every opportunity to be successful as we emerge from the pandemic. With tourism predicted to not take off fully this Summer and greatly reduced numbers going out to socialise the taxi business has taken a hit. As the city gets moving again, we are seeing a robust number of passengers using us because they don’t feel comfortable on public transport. The partition in a black cab means they are the safest form of public travel.”
Passengers will be able to download the app during the first week in August.