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Why you shouldn’t use Uber: Five reasons to give your next customer who asks

The company shot to fame in 2012 following a soft launch in London. … Continue Reading

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The success of the London soft merge module

Join forces and combat Uber with a soft merge. Autocab’s soft merge module lets firms exchange jobs without a formal partnership, merger or takeover; you’ll have all the tools you need to provide city-wide or regional coverage. The success of the … Continue Reading

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Autocab launches Driver Companion for iOS

Autocab has announced the launch of its highly-anticipated Driver Companion for iOS. An industry first, Driver Companion is the only taxi and private hire driver app available on iPhone. The iOS version of Autocab’s Driver Companion app has all the … Continue Reading

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Are you getting the most from your social media accounts?

Social media has become an integral part of all good marketing strategies due to it being cost effective and having unprecedented global reach. But where do you start? How do you pick the right social network for your business? And … Continue Reading

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Five Phantom features that make automation easy

Autocab’s industry-leading Phantom phone system gives you true automation. An optimised system can deal with as many 70 percent of calls to your office, with no interaction from an operator at all. There’s lots of features that make Phantom flexible … Continue Reading

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Three major product launches at this year’s PHTM

At this year’s PHTM, Autocab launched three new major products that will let taxi & private hire companies transform their business. If you missed the big news, here’s a rundown of what’s coming for Autocab customers. Book a taxi in … Continue Reading

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Why brand consistency matters

Every day, the average person is exposed to as many as 10,000 brands, according to figures reported in Forbes. These brands come at us from every angle – through TV and radio, on the internet and social media, on shopfronts … Continue Reading

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Why booking apps are a must-have

The rise of ride-hailing apps like Uber has changed the way passengers see taxi services. If you’re not convinced that your customers want a booking app – think again. Autocab’s 2018 Passenger Survey has revealed that over half of respondents … Continue Reading

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25 years of innovation in the taxi and private hire industry

There’s no doubt that the taxi and private hire industry has come a long way since the horse and carts of the 1600s, but it is really in the last 25 years that the industry has seen exponential growth with … Continue Reading

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Glasgow giant Network Private Hire choose Autocab as their technology partner

Network Private Hire, the largest private hire operator in Scotland, and one of the largest in the UK, have joined the #autocabfamily and in doing so, have moved from a fixed system to a cloud-based dispatch system. Network Private Hire … Continue Reading

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