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A BRIEF HISTORY OF TAXIS VERSUS UBER
Call-A-Cab was developed independently of Uber. Starting 2008, Daneman researched improving taxi service during peak demand by adding short taxi shifts with drivers using their own cars. It could have worked, but being such a small market there were no Insurance Underwriters for single-car commericial insurance.
2010, he added GPS map tech to his Motorola Q using a plug in satellite receiver and Internet maps. In 2011, fast 4G LTE cellular service and GPS in all SmartPhones opened the door for taxi GPS Logistics and Call-A-Cab created LEGAL taxi GPS dispatch and direct customer-to-driver networking in 2012.
However, in 2013, the New Mexico state legislature was lobbied to 'break up' the taxi 'monopolies.' This hurt existing taxi service because smaller fleets cannot adequately service large territories like Albuquerque, which is over 150 sq. miles.
2013, Call-A-Cab tried to get Yellow Cab to try its GPS tracking in dispatch, and Proximity Logistics through Smartphones, but the company and employees resisted change.
Then, In 2014, Albuquerque taxis were attacked by both Uber and Lyft, and 2015 the attack was increased when Uber dropped its rates by half.
Uber continued operating illegally, both Uber and its drivers having ZERO LIABILITY INSURANCE, until the New Mexico legislature legalized their business model in 2016.
Call-A-Cab could not compete with Uber's Predatory Pricing and lost almost all of its 30 taxis subscribed to its GPS system.
Today, Yellow Cab no longer has enough taxis to adequately service the Albuquerque region, and the four additional smaller companies operating independently even less so. Call-A-Cab's Interactive GPS Map can fix this, but only if all five companies would subscribe to tracking on one GPS map. They would still compete as five companies, but provide proximity logistics equal to Uber. My revised memorandum on taxis competing with Uber can be read on Scribd at https://www.scribd.com/document/373643069/A-Class-E-License-Will-Promote-Fair-Competition-Between-Uber-and-Taxis
Leonard Daneman Owner, Designer of Call-A-Cab
DEMO of Advanced GPS Logistics for Dispatchers and UBER-LIKE Peer-to-Peer Customer Contact