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Flywheel Partners with Luxor Cab Company; Leads the Charge in Taxi Hailing Mobile Apps in San Francisco

Date: 01/27/2014

Company: Flywheel Software

Partnership Adds More than 600 Drivers to City’s Fleet;

Enables Mobile Hailing and Payment for More Than Two-Thirds of City’s Cabs

Flywheel, the taxi hailing mobile app, today announced an unprecedented expansion of its San Francisco presence through a new partnership with premier transportation provider, Luxor Cab Company. Through the addition of more than 600 drivers from the city’s second largest taxi fleet, Flywheel is now San Francisco’s dominant provider of taxi access via smartphones – giving customers easy access to more than two-thirds of the taxis in the city.

Starting immediately, Flywheel’s mobile technology will be available across the entire fleet of Luxor taxis, offering a safe, efficient and affordable option to customers. The partnership is also the latest step in fulfilling Flywheel’s mission to modernize the traditional cab industry’s existing cab fleets and drivers so they can provide an enhanced taxi experience for their customers.

“As we continue to expand our service, we are constantly looking at partners who will provide Flywheel customers with exceptional service,” said Steve Humphreys, CEO at Flywheel. “Luxor Cab Company is one of the most trusted cab companies in the city, and exceeds all of our high standards for safe, well prepared, properly insured and locally aware drivers in the city. We are excited to be able to offer our rapidly growing customer base more drivers than ever at all hours throughout San Francisco.”

As one of the longest-serving cab companies in the Bay Area, Luxor Cab Company has been a leader in the taxicab industry in adopting new technologies into its dispatching system. In teaming up with Flywheel, Luxor is once again exhibiting its leadership and making it easier for customers to hail, track and pay for their taxi rides with ease.

“Luxor is continuously looking at opportunities to meet customer demand, and incorporating Flywheel’s mobile technology allows us to enhance our service for current customers, as well as reach new ones,” said John Lazar at Luxor Cab Company. “Now, customers in and around San Francisco will have easier access to the high-quality cab service Luxor has been delivering for the past 85 years.”

In addition to its fleet in San Francisco, Flywheel is currently available in more than 3000 vehicles in Seattle and Los Angeles, and is set to expand in additional cities through partnerships with leading taxi companies.

The Flywheel app is available for iPhone users in the App Store and on Android through Google Play. For more information, please visit www.flywheel.com or follow on us on Twitter @FlywheelNow and in San Francisco @Flywheel_SF, Los Angeles @Flywheel_LA and Seattle @Flywheel_SEA.

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