World's biggest taxi app and driver network launches in province of
MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Hailo, the world's biggest taxi
app and driver network, has today announced its launch in Montreal,
available for free from the App Store on iPhone.
Founded in 2011 by three London taxi drivers and three internet
entrepreneurs, Hailo has rapidly brought the traditional taxi industry
into the 21st century by ensuring that passengers are never more than
two taps away from a licensed taxi.
"Hailo delivers a game-changing taxi experience for both taxi drivers
and passengers. Our launch here will improve the way Montrealers get
around by combining world-class technology and customer service." said
Jeff Desruisseaux, General Manager of Hailo Montreal. "All around the
globe we're seeing mobile technology drive incredible improvements in
public transportation. At Hailo, we're proud to offer solutions for an
industry that is so fundamental to the future of urban mobility in
Hailo passengers simply watch as their taxi arrives in real-time while
staying safe and indoors. The app's secure payment system offers a
'cashless' taxi experience and receipts are emailed instantly.
Passengers can even track lost items such as keys, cell phones and
wallets. For Montreal's taxi drivers, the Taxi Bureau-approved Hailo
app delivers GPS technology to allow them to 'see through walls' and be
matched to nearby jobs, meaning they can earn their living faster and
waste far less fuel travelling empty.
Montreal joins 13 other cities in North America, Europe and Asia where
Hailo delivers its award-winning taxi service. In nearby Toronto, Hailo
has already reduced average waiting times for taxis to under 4 minutes
which is signifies a massive improvement compared to traditional
dispatch systems. Over 1.4 million people around the world have now
downloaded the Hailo taxi app from the App Store.
Hailo is available for free from the App Store on iPhone at www.AppStore.com.
Hailo is the evolution of the hail - a free smartphone app which puts
people just two taps away from a licensed taxi, and lets cabbies get
more passengers when they want them.
A Hailo hail is accepted around the world every four seconds from
Hailo's global network of tens of thousands of drivers and hundreds of
thousands of passengers. Launched in November 2011, Hailo is available
in London, New York, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Toronto, Chicago,
Boston, Madrid, Barcelona, Washington DC, Osaka and Montreal. In just
over two years Hailo has carried more than seven and a half million
passengers and grown to annualized sales of well over $100M.
Founded by three taxi drivers and three internet entrepreneurs, Hailo
has raised over $50M from the best investors anywhere, including Union
Square Ventures, Accel Partners, Wellington Partners, Atomico Ventures
and Sir Richard Branson.
Hailo is available as a free download from the App Store. Simply search
SOURCE: Hailo Montréal
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