May 25, 2016 Volkswagen invests $300 million in a strategic partnership with Gett Posted in Blog, Gett for Business, News, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

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Gett, the global on-demand mobility company, today announced a $300M strategic investment from the Volkswagen Group, bringing total funds raised by Gett to over $520M.

 

The Volkswagen Group has made the investment as part of its strategy to generate a substantial share of its future sales revenue from new business models focused on mobility services.

 

Number one in Europe, Gett is available in more than 60 cities worldwide including London, Moscow and NYC. In London alone, half of all the capital’s black cabs use Gett.

 

The Volkswagen Group comprises multiple brands: Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Scania and MAN.

 

“We are thrilled to partner with the Volkswagen Group, the #1 global car manufacturer,” said Shahar Waiser, Gett’s founder and CEO. “With VW’s investment, Gett will now accelerate its expansion to the rest of Europe and strengthen its position in NYC, where we already operate.”

 

Gett’s technology covers on-demand transportation, delivery and logistics.

 

Constantly evolving, the technology leverages big data, cutting-edge predictive algorithms, and artificial intelligence. It can therefore serve as the foundation for the operation of on-demand autonomous cars.

 

Uniquely, Gett is equally successful with consumers and businesses. “Our B2B offering is just as strong,” added Mr. Waiser. “We are trusted by more than 4,000 leading corporations worldwide, deriving 30% of our revenues from business clients.”

 


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Apr 5, 2016 Gett now on Citymapper Posted in Blog, News, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

You can now find and book a Gett Taxi through Citymapper. Your favourite taxi app just got even more handy!

If you’re using the Citymapper app in London, Manchester or Birmingham, you’ll be able to see live availability of cabs in your area, plus you can book one straight from the app with both black cab and six seater cab options available. Your destination will even be pre-set in our app when it’s carried over from Citymapper.

In Citymapper, to make Gett your default taxi option, press Preferences > Ride > Gett, to have an ETA and price shown for every journey. Take a look below for more detail. 

Happy travels!

Your Gett Team

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Mar 30, 2016 Gett becomes biggest black cab app in the UK with 11,500 taxis in London alone Posted in Behind The Scenes, Blog, News, by GetTaxi team

Gett, the global on demand taxi app, is launching a bid to acquire Radio Taxis in a deal that will bring the total amount of Gett black cabs in London to 11,500 or half of all the licensed taxis in the city.

 

The acquisition, which is subject to shareholder approval, will make Gett the country’s biggest black cab app, with more drivers in London and its 24 other UK cities than any other company.

 

In London the combination of Radio Taxis and Gett will give passengers access to more than 11,500 famous black cabs and their highly trained drivers, as well as Gett’s unique fixed fares which offer a discount on the meter price, confirmed before the journey begins.

 

The cash deal will see Gett – which currently has operations in the US, Russia and Israel as well as the UK – acquire all three brands within Radio Taxis’ parent company, Mountview House Group.

 

The Mountview House Group also operates Xeta, another black cab brand, as well as One Transport, the global transport solutions platform which provides corporate clients with access to vehicles in almost every country around the world.

 

Remo Gerber, Managing Director of Gett in Western Europe said:

 

“Radio Taxis has a long, proud history and we are delighted to bring such a great business into the Gett family. Alongside our cutting edge technology it is going to help to make Gett an even more powerful, global force for both our corporate customers and members of the public.

 

“This deal will help even more more customers get access to our fantastic fixed fares which are always better than the meter – with discounts of up to 30% on the fare they would otherwise pay.”

 

Geoffrey Riesel, Chairman & CEO of Mountview House Group said:

 

“Our board unanimously supports the deal to become part of Gett. The future of the business as well as that of our drivers and clients is well served by becoming part of this exciting high tech brand, not least because of Gett’s world class mobile app.”

 

Gett’s revenues grew by 300% in 2015 and are projected to reach $500 million (£350 million) globally in 2016. Its clients already include half of the Fortune 500 companies around the world and to date it has raised more than $200 million (£140 million) in funding.

Gett offers fast and professional taxi cabs with the fixed fares option being up to 30% better than the meter for longer journeys. Fixed fares will be rolled out to more UK cities in 2016.

 

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Mar 18, 2016 Your fixed fare black cab has arrived! Posted in Blog, Technologies, by GetTaxi team



 
 

Say goodbye to meter-watching and hello to fixed fares.

Book a Gett Taxi ride in London, enter your destination and voila!

We'll confirm the fixed fare for your ride.  Your fixed fare will be

better than the meter or we'll refund the difference.*

           

 

 

Booking a fixed fare is easy:

             

 
 

   

*We stand by our promise that Gett fixed fares are equal to or better than the meter.  

If that’s not the case, just let us know – forward your email receipt to uk.customercare@gett.com

and we’ll refund the difference to the card you paid with.

Or you can have double the difference in Gett credit to spend on your next ride.  

 

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Mar 11, 2016 Gett premiere tickets to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Posted in Blog, Competition, News, by GetTaxi team

We have some SUPER exciting news for you today, so let’s get straight to it…

 

Gett has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures UK for the highly anticipated release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, hitting cinemas 25 March. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner to attend the red carpet premiere in London! Super cool, huh?

 

All you have to do is look out for the red Batman v Superman icon in the app and book a taxi ride under

‘B v S’, to be automatically entered into the prize draw to win tickets.

 

Sadly, the Batmobile won’t arrive to pick you up, but you will get one of our shiny, iconic black cabs!

 

Make sure you get in on the action and take a ride between 11th – 17th March to enter. Everyone who completes a ride will be in to win and the winner will be picked once the competition is closed.

 

There are also instant win taxi prizes available, just book a Gett ride during the dates mentioned above and you could get your hands on some cool, limited edition Batman v Superman merchandise.

 

Your Gett Team

 

T&Cs apply.

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