Gett inks deal with Curb Mobility to bring yellow cabs

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        Gett the ride-hailing startup that has been carving out a niche for itself in a crowded and competitive market for on-demand transportation by focusing on enterprise accounts and connecting people with rides in some 1 500 cities leveraging a number of third-party fleets is adding another partner today as it continues to double down on its business model in the wake of corporate travel slowly coming back online.

        Gett has inked a deal to integrate Curb Mobility to integrate yellow taxis into Gett’s app which will now cover some 65 cities across the US. (If you think it sounds odd for a payments hardware company to own a taxi fleet app this is only part of Curb’s business and is in fact also a hardware player: in addition to Curb providing a way to hail yellow taxis — it app covers some 50 000 cabs and 100 000 drivers — the company also builds hardware for cabs and fleet operations including metering apps payment terminals and those interactive screens for passengers that let them pay for rides watch news and advertisements and more.)

        On the scaling front Gett has been moving away from managing fleets of contractor drivers in the US for some years now: back in 2019 after slogging it out for years against Lyft and Uber in its primary New York metro market Gett effectively shut down its main fleet operation in the region and instead inked a deal with Lyft. Partner fleets made up one-third of Gett’s business in the first quarter of this year but as Gett brings on more to its network it expects partner fleets to cover the majority of its rides by the end of this year the company said. On the service front Gett has made a big bet on building a platform that integrates with businesses at the back end to make it easier to order rides and for them to reconcile more easily with a businesses expense management and accounting software. “As cities across the U.S. prepare for the return of international travel our partnership with Gett will create new income opportunities for

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