One of the amazing thing the technology is the impact is ours lifes, the technology is involved in everything from the way on how to communicate us, our jobs and even the way of how we move to different places and in this article we are going to address of how the digital platform are impacting the taxi service of France and also the most used platform to book a private driver or reserve a taxi.
In 1964 the taxi companies presented to the clients a new and revolutionary idea, with the creation of the first taxi reservation center by telephone and radio-telephone to communicate with the taxis, with this idea you did not need to go to the street and get a taxi and it was a point of inflection because in this year and with that revolutionary idea the booking service of taxi and the technology merge and evolution until what we know today.
One of the main reason for use a app on your smartphone or a web site on your pc is the security of hire a trusted service, also can read the reviews of others customer that use this kind of service and learn from their experience. Another reason is that if you are new in France the most recommend thing is make an itinerary and contemplate the use of a taxi service before your travel you can book the service of a taxi or a private driver and put the hand of them the way on how you move in the country
Also if you do not have time to make the itinerary you can use one of some many apps to contact a private driver or a company that has its own app when you be on the country or for make a trip that was not planed.
So we are going to give you a lot of information and begun the list with:
TripAdvisor: is the largest travel website in the world, with more than 315 million reviewers (active and inactive) and over 500 million reviews from different company in France, here you will find a lot on companies that offer the booking service, but let me tell you that they just offer the information and reviews.
LeCab: is a great option and came really close to being our choice for Paris. It is a Parisian private driver service giving the city an alternative to taxis and personal cars (like Uber). The app is great and the ride experience is wonderful, offering fixed fares, high-end cars, Tablets with entertainment and a five minute courtesy wait. LeCab also offers competitive airport fares (37€ and 48€). However, availability is still not where it needs to be so the average waiting time is too long in order for this to be your default go-to app and the other issue is the other weakness is that they only have presence in Paris
Uber: has been a long-time favorite in France, easy to use and the payment methodology is so friendly for the user. However, legal disputes about the controversial app’s city license are making their future hazy in the French cities. For now, Uber is still the most popular way to get around but here are some of the best alternatives if you arewilling to experience the trip around France in a taxi.
Taxify: arrived on the scene this year, and can often be cheapest option thanks to its regular discounts and lower fees but availability still isn’t great. The service reliability, though, remains to be see. They are Estonian and have presence in almost the countries of European Union.
G7: is the original and the first taxi booking platform in France with 8,000 affiliated taxis in Paris. It is also the leading national network with 4,000 Partner taxis in 120 provincial towns. G7 also provides the eCab service which unites the best international taxi platforms in a single smartphone application and which currently enables customers to order a taxi in 10 countries and in 50 cities worldwide. the app itself isn’t bad but the biggest drawback is the ride experience. In comparison to apps like Uber with driver rating and strict quality control, the average ride quality on G7 is not quite there.
Chauffeur Privé is the main local personal car hiring competitor of Uber (recently acquired by Daimler). It’s as popular as Uber with over 18,000 drivers and 2 million customers in France. The app is so super friendly with the user and the ride experience is better than any other company in the country. The drivers are professional, the cars are great and you can choose your preferred car type.ChauffeurPrivé is your best choice to traveling around the historic cities and towns of France like a VIP or highly recommended for a couple in a romantic trip.
Talixo: It is a booking platform for taxis and limousines, which optimizes the booking process for both, customers and drivers. With nowadays technology and its intelligent adoption to taxi and limousine booking service the customers and drivers can obtain a lot of benefits. This win and win situation is created by utilizing methods and technologies from the airline industry that can be lead to a better route planning and capacity utilization of taxis and limousines. The driver benefits through higher profits and revenues and the customer through discounts.
Kiwitaxi: kiwitaxi.com is a site where one can book a transfer to get from or to the airport, between two tourist destinations or other locations popular with tourists. The booking system enables booking a shared or private transfer at the price known in advance. It is possible to select or set parameters of a trip: pick-up and drop-off locations, arrival flight number, date and time of a transfer, car class and capacity, and child seats availability. or even if one needs to transport bulky baggage or animals or if an English-speaking driver is needed you can get it in this site.
BOOKmyLIMO: covers at least 75 percent of France and compares more than 20,000 vehicles.Also is a worldwide network of drivers and chauffeured services transportation companies that allows to meet the needs of leisure and business travelers that want to come to France. If you need information for specific requests such as corporate events, group travels, as-directed services, organized travels, specific cars BOOKmyLIMO has an on-demand service and work the 24 hours the 365 days of the year. They have several technical solutions are available for their clients like white label and webservice. Thanks to their experience in the market, they are able to offer the best solutions to their clients to optimize their transportation budget. Contact them you will not be disappointed.
Paris24/7: They offer a very professional and high quality services. they specialize in leisure and business trips. A team of responsible taxi drivers corresponds in ours needs. their luxurious cars are equipped with all amenities such as, CLIMA, GPS NAVIGATOR and TV. They would be more than happy to offer their services and to fulfill all our needs. All their drivers have a high English, French and German level. Among the Provided Services are transportation from and to airports – harbors railway and bus stations, taxi cab allotments per hour or on daily or monthly bases and freight transportation all over Paris. The only issue is the company just have present in Paris but they are highly recommended if you go to Paris.
Letaxy: This is the platform that the government create to rival UBER in the national market, the government believes that the Le Taxi is the solution, and that its apps can outpace Uber thanks to the sheer number of potential drivers who can sign up. However, several French newspapers have trialed the new apps and found them somewhat lacking when compared with Uber but the government seems confident that the sheer number of taxi drivers in France will be enough to make the apps popular. It has signed up some 7,000 of the nation’s 57,000 cab drivers and aims for around 50,000.The new apps come as a result of the Thévenoud Law, in an attempt to resolve conflict between private minicabs and France’s cabbies.Users of Le Taxi apps can now “e-hail” a cab in six cities – Montpellier, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Paris, Rennes, and La Rochelle – with Lyon and Niort soon to follow.After the ride, passengers can rate their experience so other users know what to expect.
As a conclusion the digital platformsare impacting and changing the industry of the taxis and we are living a revolution, of course in the revolution the old system always give fight and we are seen that in the protest of the traditional drivers and company and their claim again platforms like UBER, also the old system of regulation and price has to change and adapt to this new way to get a private driver is the best for the business this new trend is so easy and will give us a lot of benefit fort the driver the customer is a win or win situation. today, the world’s most innovative companies are beginning to realize that the old rules are no longer apply to this trend. Ownership is overrated, and competition is wasted energy.
Today, the biggest taxi company in the world, Uber, owns no cars. The biggest accommodation company, Airbnb, owns no property. The biggest media company, Facebook, produces no content of its own. So we have to adapt, Digital platforms are creating new spaces where individuals are empowered to work together, to transact in new ways, and to trust each other like never before.
According to a PwC report produced on behalf of the European Commission, the collaborative economy generated by this platform will generate annual global revenues of $335 billion by 2025. The report reveals that most of this money will not end up in the hands of the companies that create and administrate the platforms themselves, but instead will be retained, for the most part, by those sharing through the platform, with companies like Uber or the others in this list taking a relatively modest transaction fee of around 15 percent.
The transport industry has proven to be much harder for a single digital platform to dominate than the accommodation market, but it has certainly faced disruption. This platform has allowed drivers all over the country to earn money by giving people rides across cities as taxis have for many decades. The difference is how much more efficient the company’s technology makes the process. Once upon a time, a taxi driver would spend a significant proportion of each hour waiting for his next job. This platform has changed the game through an algorithm – its drivers spend much less time waiting each hour.
The biggest and best-known platforms are still expanding to new markets, so we can expect to see many more people becoming aware of and beginning to use the collaborative economy of this digital platform in the years to come and beyond.
Proponents of the collaborative economy have emphasized that sharing assets through digital platforms can reduce the impact of consumption on the environment. When users share items like bikes, taxi rides or even their own homes, it reduces the need for others to buy their own.
Digital platforms are drastically reshaping the way consumers think about the taxi service. For hundreds of years, competition has been the engine that drives national economies forward. But today, the world’s most innovative companies are beginning to realize that the old rules no longer apply. Ownership is overrated, and competition is wasted energy. The future of the economy is collaborative, and those that create the platforms where collaboration can happen will profit the most.
I just want to say goodbye and cite the following phrase of Brian Chesky and he puts it: “We used to live in a world where there were people, private citizens, and there were businesses. Now we’re living in a world where people can become businesses in 60 seconds.”