Universal Smartphone app eCab launches in Toronto with Royal Taxi

An App that will revolutionize the taxi industry in Canada

TORONTO, Dec. 3rd, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Just in time for the Holiday parties and safe transport, Royal Taxi announces today the launch of eCab in Toronto, a universal App that is revolutionizing the taxi industry in more than 30 cities around the world. After a successful launch and operations in Vancouver last August where four taxi companies joined eCab, the App made in France now extends its services to Toronto to provide the best legally regulated taxi services in Canada.

An App that goes the extra mile

eCab is an international smartphone app that connects customers to the nearest Royal Taxi cab in Toronto, and other taxi companies in varied cities around the world, while focusing on bringing a wide range of innovative services to taxi hailing: cash or card payment, pre-booking, high-end executive cars or regular cabs, priority and reduced arrival time, choice of a child car seat, a rating system, and much more.

Royal Taxi joined eCab to provide the best customer experience in Toronto through the latest technologies and decades of experience in passenger transportation. "It's the best of both worlds! While preserving job security, relying on expert drivers and those who know the city best, the App will help deliver a top-notch service, " said Gilles Gomis, Regional Head, eCab.

The eCab app is free to download, and available on both Apple and Android devices. It adapts to every city linking its users with the local cab company it partnered with.

eCab key features:

  • Wide range of cars and options: from regular cabs to executive cars and drivers, WiFi option, wheelchair accessible vehicles, fast access to closest car, and more
  • Visible estimated pickup and arrival times
  • Ordering on the spot or pre-booking available
  • Selecting pick-up address, providing comments to driver
  • Choice in payment: cash or card to the driver or cashless through app
  • Tracking of taxi in real-time
  • Rating the ride instantly


eCab makes booking a Royal Taxi, and the ride, easier, faster and more reliable. Payment is easy and a receipt is issued at the end of the trip. Following the taxi on screen and getting an alert once it arrives avoids waiting in the rain.

Commenting on this strategic alliance, Gilles Gomis, Regional Head, eCab said, "We are delighted to partner with Royal Taxi.Together we deliver the highest level of quality and commitment to the customers in the Greater Toronto Area. We both share a strong customer centric approach that can be efficiently rolled out through technology, innovation, and operational expertise. Through this partnership our Canadian network of partners is expanding to provide a reliable and convenient taxi travel experience to local, national and international passengers."

The eCab app can also be used in other cities across the globe: Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Dublin and many more to come, including several Canadian cities yet to be announced.

Commenting on the launch, Spiros Bastas, General Manager, Royal Taxi said, "Royal Taxi has been providing safe, reliable and City regulated taxi services in Toronto for more than half a century, with a strong commitment towards providing the highest level of quality for passengers. We are proud to become a part of the global eCab alliance to deliver even more international and local services backed by the latest technological enhancements. Customers in Toronto can now benefit from an even wider range of services, delivered by professional and experienced drivers, focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of their passengers."

About eCab (www.e-cab.com)
Launched in Europe in 2014 and incubated by French taxi company G7, eCab is a global alliance of taxi companies, committed to provide outstanding service combining digital technology with the experience of the best professionals in the industry. The eCab smartphone app is now available for more than 40,000 cars in 6 countries and 30 cities in: Canada, India and Europe. Expansion is planned in 10 more countries on 3 continents.

About Royal Taxi
Royal Taxi is a pioneer in the GTA transportation industry with more than half a century of experience. Royal Taxi takes pride in its customer service and in evaluating the needs of its customers. Among the large fleet of regular taxis, are 105 wheelchair accessible vans, servicing customers with special needs.


For an interview with Mr. Gilles Gomis, Regional Head, eCab or Mr. Spiros Bastas, General Manager, Royal Taxi



Image with caption: "Universal Smartphone app eCab launches in Toronto with Royal Taxi a pioneer in the GTA transportation industry with more than 50 yeras of experience. eCab is a made in France App that is available for more than 40,000 cars in 6 countries and 30 cities in: Canada, India and Europe. (CNW Group/eCab)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151203_C5522_PHOTO_EN_557388.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Lamia Charlebois, Public Relations Consultant, 514.279.4601, 514.581.5831, rp@lamiacharlebois.com

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