A number of independent taxi drivers in the Selby area have joined a new App designed to make it easier and quicker to call a cab.
It means you have access to around 20 drivers with one request for a ride.
It’s been developed by Toby Smith of Toby’s Taxis and the app is called Selby Cars. It’s just been launched and you can download it now from your app store
Toby told YorkMix that it had involved quite a bit of expense and he had funded it himself to get it off the ground. “What we do is we take a commission off of every job which will then in turn pay for the app.”
He explained how the app works “The customer puts in a request for a booking, putting in the addresses, the dates etc, and it’ll give them a price.
“It then pings out a notification to all the drivers that have signed on. As soon as a driver accepts it the customer gets a notification, and they also get a payment link to pay for the booking as well.”
Graham Watson of G’s Taxi is one of the 20 drivers signed up. “To be fair, it’s been absolutely brilliant. It was tried before, about three four years ago, with not much luck.
“So I was sceptical but Toby’s pushed this really well. He’s done some beta testing on it and it’s definitely made a difference.
“The jobs come through automatically, definitely the right thing, not only the taxi drivers that have signed up to use it, including myself, but also for the people of the Selby District.
“They know what they’re going to get. They know who they’re going to get is absolutely brilliant.”