BC ride-hailing app comes to Vancouver
Getting around Vancouver is going to be a little easier in the new year with the arrival of Kater Cabs. The Surrey-based tech company connects users with taxis through its smartphone app much like other ride-sharing/hailing services. Expect a few hiccups before launch, but it should be arriving sooner rather than later right here in Vancouver.
It’s not Uber…it’s not Lyft… heck, it’s not even whatever the third-biggest ride-sharing company is, but it’s something!
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According to Postmedia News, there will be an initial 200 cabs using Kater. There will be no cash swapping hands, no meters on the dash, and no longer than a 5 minute wait time for each pickup.
So, what does this mean for ride-sharing in the future? Well, considering this agreement is between the Taxi Association and Kater, it’s fair to say BC is still fighting against Uber and Lyft.