Rideshare apps are gathering pace in London.
JumpIn, now owned by Addison Lee has launched to book London minicabs and London taxis. It is already available in other cities. It is a social taxi booking and sharing app aimed at students. Maaxi backed by Nat Rothschild has launched for London taxi drivers. UberPool needs no introduction and will join the party before Christmas.
The potential savings for ridesharers are huge. A £21 black taxi trip with UberPool could cost as little as £6, using the services of Uber’s existing minicab drivers but allowing them to combine trips with parts of journeys common between at least two passengers.