With plans for an e-hail app for yellow cabs put on hold, GetTaxi is focusing on a new app that will help arrange rides with black car cabs. The product, G-Car will allow users to arrange for a livery car through an application on their smart phone where they will be shown the driver’s name and photo. Drivers will be supplied with tablets and the app to accept passengers and alert passengers of estimated arrival times.
The riders can have their credit cards on file to pay for the ride and the rates will be the same for all rides, although they have yet to release the rates. G-Car differs from it’s competitor Uber in that it is more for everyday use whereas Uber markets itself as being like having one’s own personal driver.