Though it might just seem like any other taxi service in Paris that's available on your smartphone, the Uber taxi service is different in that it will hail taxis that are already incredibly close to your location and make sure you get to where you need to go as soon as possible and, thereby, is considered a luxury service when compared to other taxi-hailing apps. Do you think it's worth the extra cost or will you continue using regular cab services?
Yesterday, Uber announced on their blog that Parisian Uber users will now be able to make user of Uber’s “Uber Taxi” feature, which allows users to hail taxis using Uber. The service has already rolled out in Chicago, DC, Toronto and San Francisco – in Paris, users have the choice between a Taxi, a “moto” (a super comfortable motorcycle), a Black Car, and a Van.
The service will allow Uber to compete with rival smart phone apps which allow users to hail a cab with their smart phone, such as Taxibeat, which launched in Paris last December.