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App helps London minicab fleets cut dead mileage by half

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As an aggregator of more than 70 of London’s best licensed minicab fleets, the latest software has been developed to work seamlessly with each of Kabbee's 70 licensed mini cab fleets despatch systems.

The new GPS-based software can pinpoint where drivers are available and show a real waiting time to customers (typically around 7 minutes but rapidly reducing). Therefore, customers are connected with drivers nearby to reduce the amount of miles drivers travel without a passenger on board.

The Live Plot technology has been created to benefit fleets, drivers and passengers, making the travel experience more enjoyable for customers and efficient for fleets.

Kabbee has now rolled out the new technology to the majority of its fleets, with all members set to receive the update within six months. The company has reported a 35% increase in bookings and a 20% reduction in average dead mileage since implementing Live Plot.

‘At Kabbee, we want to empower traditional fleets, rather than challenge them. London’s minicab industry is extremely advanced, and with enhanced systems and technology, it will become even more so. We’ve already seen a 20% reduction in dead mileage overall, which has transformed the earnings potential for thousands of London cab drivers,’ Kabbee’s Founder and CEO, Justin Peters, explained.

‘After launching the live test of what we believe is the world’s first app/dispatch system live integration a few months ago, we are already seeing the Live Plot technology reducing the average waiting time by around 14 minutes. We’re designed to make minicabs mighty, and this innovation is another step in the right direction.’

Sean McGrath, founder of specialist airport minicab fleet Airport Direct, has reported a 15% reduction in his company's dead mileage since implementing  Live Plot across the fleet. 

‘Dead mileage is the biggest issue in the industry, and Kabbee has cracked it,’ he said. ‘Overall, our drivers are experiencing a 15% reduction in dead mileage across the board, which also means an extra 10% increase in their monthly salary. Customers are key, and now that they can get a minicab quicker, everyone’s happy.

The Kabbee app is available to download for iPhone, Android, Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8 from Kabbee.com.

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Katie Beck

Katie joined Fleet World in 2012 as an editorial intern, following the completion of an English and American Literature BA from the University of East Anglia. She accepted a full-time position as an editorial assistant at the end of the internship period, and was promoted to the role of features editor in 2014. She works across the magazine and website portfolio, and administrates the social media channels.