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Ride-hailing platform Karhoo and Taksee – a Spanish provider of taxi services to the corporate market – have launched what they call a ‘roaming’ service.
Taksee is currently available via phone and app in Spain, and just via app in a number of other European cities, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Rome.
A Karhoo spokesperson told ITS International: “Taksee customers will be able to access taxis while they travel from country to country on the Taksee app. This will be facilitated by Karhoo and through Karhoo’s vehicles.”
The partnership is initially in operation in London and Paris. “Its business model is an open one in that, through its roaming solution, Karhoo enables any local fleet to become global using Karhoo’s global platform,” she added.
Taksee customers will be able to order on-demand or pre-book vehicles while travelling abroad, using Karhoo’s network. Karhoo already has a number of taxi firms on its booking platform.
Boris Pilichowski Co-CEO of Karhoo, says it is “the first roaming partnership of many”.