Kabbee

This Android and iPhone app is a minicab price comparison and booking service for greater London. You have quick access to a choice of good value and safe minicabs. You can pay by cash and card, or you can set up a prepaid account.

Uber

This San Franciscan startup provides cars to anyone with a mobile: cars should arrive in five minutes and cost about 1.5 times the price of a normal cab ride. When the ride is over, Uber will automatically charge your credit card on file.

Hailo Cab

Jay Bregman, CEO of Hailo Cab, estimates that taxis lose £25 million every day by people not being able to find a car. With Hailo, you can hail one of London’s 23,000 trusted and reliable black cab drivers. You can pay automatically with your credit or debit card or in cash.

Addison Lee

Addison Lee runs the biggest car fleet in Europe, but just eight controllers plot 25,000 journeys a day. Auto Allocator, their proprietary piece of software, manages all bookings ensuring the fastest pick-up times for passengers: it looks 20 minutes into the future and cuts CO2 emissions. They have mobile apps foriPhoneAndroidBlackBerry and Nokia.