VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 2015) -

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The Vancouver Taxi Association is excited to announce the launch of eCab in Vancouver, and extends an open invitation to the launch event from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Science World on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

What is eCab?

eCab is an international smartphone app that connects customers to the best taxi services available in their city. It will improve services in Vancouver by connecting every downtown cab to create an innovative and unified taxi network.

The Vancouver Taxi Association joined eCab to provide the best customer experience in Vancouver through the latest technologies and decades of experience in passenger transportation.

eCab key features:

  • The largest fleet in Vancouver: all downtown cabs at your fingertips
  • See estimated pickup and arrival times
  • Order now or pre-book your cab
  • Select your pick-up address, provide comments to driver
  • Choice in payment: cash or card to the driver or cashless through app
  • Track your taxi in real-time
  • Rate your ride instantly

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eCab is focused on the customer, to make it easier, faster and more reliable to grab a cab in the city: You can still pay your fare directly to your driver but also with your card in-app and get a receipt at the end of your trip. It is also very easy to book a cab for someone else or pre-book taxis, or request van or wheelchair accessible taxis. And no need to wait for your ride by the road since you can follow your taxi and get an alert once it reaches your pick-up address: No more waiting in the rain and waving!

The Vancouver Taxi Association is excited for Vancouver to become Canada's first eCab city, with the next level of customer services, innovation and convenience.

The eCab app can also be used in other cities across the globe: Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Dublin and many more to come, including several Canadian cities yet to be announced.

Please join the Vancouver Taxi Association at Science World on September 16 to celebrate and learn more about eCab. We will be providing food, refreshments, and prize draws.

The eCab app is free to download, and available on both Apple and Android devices. The app is regularly updated with new features and local services.

About eCab (

Launched in Europe in 2014, and incubated by French taxi company G7, eCab is a global alliance of taxi companies, committed to provide outstanding service combining digital technology with the experience of the best professionals in the industry. The eCab smartphone app is available in 10 cities in Europe, and is expanding to 10 countries and 3 continents.

About the Vancouver Taxi Association

The members of the Vancouver Taxi Association are pacesetters within the taxi industry in British Columbia. We are visible, accountable and inspire other taxi companies with our leadership. The Vancouver Taxi Companies, including Black Top Checker Cabs, MacLures Cabs, Vancouver Taxi and Yellow Cab have been voted the best in Canada and ranked 8th overall in the world by

Contact Information:

Carolyn Bauer
Vancouver Taxi Association
O: 604-258-4701
C: 604-619-8428