With the launch of the new Taxi Diamond mobile application, Montrealers can now order, pay for and rate their ride directly via the app

Backed by TAG taxiTM technology, Montreal's taxi leader becomes the first cab company in Canada to use technology to combat illegal passenger carriers.

MONTREAL, July 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Taxi Diamond is pleased to announce the complete revamp of its mobile application. Passengers who order a cab using their smartphone will now enjoy a number of new features, such as mobile payment and the ability to rate the quality of service received. This investment in new technology is one of the measures announced by Taxi Diamond in November 2014 to improve its services and reinforce its commitment to help Montrealers get around the city more easily.

How Montrealers cab it
TAG taxiTM is making its technology and mobile expertise available to cab companies and in doing so is putting the user at the centre of the taxi experience. "We are proud to be the first cab company in Quebec to offer a leading-edge app that is highly competitive in terms of the user experience (UX)," explains Dominique Roy, President and CEO of Taxi Diamond. "In designing our new smart cab services, we wanted to show Montrealers that we are adapting to the market changes spurred by the arrival of new, international players. It's also a great way to combat illegal passenger carriers, and we hope that other cab companies will follow suit by innovating as well."

Redesigned and optimized, the new app version notably offers:

  • a choice of payment methods, including the possibility of paying via the app;
  • geolocation that's more accurate than ever;
  • the chance to rate the ride (vehicle cleanliness, driver courtesy and driving capabilities);
  • the accumulation of AIR MILES® reward Miles via the mobile app;
  • the possibility of reserving a cab in advance.

Finally, as a sponsor of the AIR MILES® program, Taxi Diamond is enabling users to earn 25 AIR MILES® reward Miles for their first ride ordered via the app, then 1 AIR MILES® reward Mile for every 10 km travelled.

To learn more about the app, watch the introductory video: https://youtu.be/jFJCYId6W6M

Proud partner of the Just for Laughs Festival
Taxi Diamond is the official cab company of the 2015 Just for Laughs Festival, which runs from July 11 to 25. It will keep festival-goers smiling and will make the most of the opportunity to introduce them to its new app, as seen through the eyes of comedian NEEV.

Here, just released, is an entertaining video tribute to Montreal cab drivers, courtesy of Taxi Diamond (in French): https://youtu.be/mcsI0Fyg1Es

About Taxi Diamond
Taxi Diamond de Montréal (taxidiamond.com) is the largest provider of dispatched taxi services in Quebec and one of Canada's industry leaders. Founded in 1922, Taxi Diamond offers its services via some 1,100 regulated vehicles that adhere to the rate schedule set by the Commission des transports du Québec. Each year, Taxi Diamond provides close to five million taxi rides on the Island of Montreal.

About TAG taxiTM
TAG taxiTM (tag-taxi.com) is a company created in Montreal in 2011, initiated by Prospek, an integrated communication agency specializing in interactive business strategies. Drawing on a technological solution adapted to industry needs, TAG taxi™ offers taxi ordering services via smart phones, contributes to easing access to taxis in urban areas, and optimizes urban transportation.


SOURCE Diamond Taxi

Image with caption: "Diamond Taxi Logo (CNW Group/Diamond Taxi)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150713_C7622_PHOTO_EN_443184.jpg

For further information: Élisa Baldet, Tel. 514-467-2445, elisa@prospek.ca

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