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Hail a legal taxi with your smartphone: Flywheel app arrives in Seattle

Date: 10/16/2013

Company: Flywheel Software

Source: GeekWire

There’s a new way to hail a taxi in Seattle and it doesn’t involve standing in the street and waving your hand.

Flywheel, which allows riders to call for a cab with their smartphone, just launched in Seattle. The app lets you set your location, track a cab until it arrives and pay for the ride once reaching your destination.

Sound familiar? It should. Ride-sharing startups like Lyft, SideCar and UberX all use smartphones to make the process of getting from A to B more convenient and usually cheaper than traditional taxi-hailing methods.

Flywheel is different, though, because it works with fleets that operate legally. Technically, those ride-sharing startups are breaking the law in Seattle because its drivers operate without any licensing or inspection by the city.

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