SOURCE: Flywheel


August 22, 2013 11:00 ET

Flywheel Expands to Los Angeles; Brings Mobile, Legal Taxi Solution

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - Flywheel, the mobile taxi hailing service of choice that integrates into existing fleets across the U.S., announced today the launch of its service in Los Angeles in over 300 taxis.

Flywheel allows users to hail, track and pay for a ride with a click of their smart phone. The EasyPay feature streamlines the payment process giving users the ability to pay seamlessly through their smartphone -- while controlling tip amount in ride -- and eliminating cash and credit card swiping from the end-of-ride experience. 

"We're very excited about bringing smartphone-based taxi hailing to Los Angeles. Our approach to the market is unique -- we are disrupting from within the existing taxi industry -- providing end users an unparalleled experience, and equipping taxi fleets and drivers with essential tools for growing their business," said Steve Humphreys, CEO of Flywheel. "We're laser focused on our expansion efforts while continuing to roll out features that improve ride convenience and reliability to our Flywheel markets nationwide."

All Flywheel rides are offered by licensed taxi fleets, driven by professional drivers and in regulated and well-maintained and inspected cars. Unlike other illegal, unregistered and unsafe hired rides, Flywheel offers a safe, convenient, cost-effective way to get around LA.

The Flywheel app is available in the Apple App Store and on Android through Google Play. Follow on us on Twitter @FlywheelNow  

About Flywheel:
With offices in San Francisco and Redwood City, Flywheel Software, Inc was founded in 2010 to provide an all-new experience to both passengers and drivers of for-hire vehicles. The Flywheel service includes a mobile app whereby its customers order taxi rides in real-time, track arrival via GPS and automatically pay their fare -- all from their smart phone device.

Flywheel's Investors include Craton Equity Partners of Los Angeles, Shasta Ventures, RockPort Capital, Sand Hill Angels and members of the Band of Angels. Flywheel can be found at 

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