Kabbee, a minicab booking and comparison app, has rolled out its new GPS based Live Plot technology that reduces waiting time for its customers by up to 14 minutes on average, and halves dead mileage for drivers.
As an aggregator of more than 70 of London’s licensed minicab fleets, Kabbee has spent months developing software that will work with each of its fleets despatch systems.
The new GPS-based software can pinpoint where drivers are available and show a real waiting time to customers - typically around 7 minutes but rapidly reducing.
Therefore, customers are connected with drivers nearby to reduce the amount of miles drivers travel without a passenger on board.
The Live Plot technology has been created to benefit fleets, drivers and passengers, making the travel experience more enjoyable for customers and efficient for fleets.
The customer saves time, the driver earns more and travels less, and less fuel is used per journey made, claims Kabbee.
Since the introduction of Live Plot, it says fleets are reporting an average of 35% increase in bookings, and a 20% reduction in dead mileage.
Kabbee’s Founder and CEO, Justin Peters, said: “At Kabbee, we want to empower traditional fleets, rather than challenge them.
“London’s minicab industry is extremely advanced, and with enhanced systems and technology, it will become even more so.
“We’ve already seen a 20% reduction in dead mileage overall, which has transformed the earnings potential for thousands of London cab drivers.
“After launching the live test of what we believe is the world’s first app/dispatch system live integration a few months ago, we are already seeing the Live Plot technology reducing the average waiting time by around 14 minutes.
“We’re designed to make minicabs mighty, and this innovation is another step in the right direction.”