Hailo has announced new business-focused features for its taxi-hailing smartphone app, including the ability to book taxis on behalf of clients and pay for a taxi even if the app was not used to hail it.
A useful tool for business users, Hailo Hub, lets users book a Hailo taxi on behalf of someone else – ideal for when a company wants to book a taxi for some of its clients.
With Hailo for Business, users can quickly swap between their personal and work credit cards in the Hailo app; the company claims its business service is “often cheaper” than minicabs, due to applying no extra charges to the metered fair.
“We’re not ripping up the rulebook, we’re setting fire to it,” the company claimed.
The force’s road policing unit worked with licensing officers from Dacorum Borough Council on an operation in Hemel Hempstead on Friday in an attempt to scout out those who do not comply with the law.
Checks were made on drivers of Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles at the town’s Civic Centre, for compliance with the law and the terms of their licences.
Another company that’s offering an alternative to traditional taxi service is taking a close look at Ottawa, less than a week after Uber started operating in the capital. … building social housing · Local News 10.08.14 | 07:58PM …
…Hailo North America co-president Justin Raymond said Monday his company has been looking intently at Ottawa for months and that it has been meeting with players here.
Lyft’s popularity and success has made it a target for state regulators who are struggling to deal with the new sharing economy. Right after launch, the California Public Utilities Commission served Lyft—along with Uber and Sidecar—cease and desist letters and fined the company $20,000 over safety concerns. Though the company worked an agreement out with the state, it still faces similar opposition in others cities where they are disrupting entrenched businesses like taxi companies….
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A driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger in the head with a hammer during a dispute over the route he was taking, the San Francisco District Attorney’s office said Friday.
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