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About Hailo

Hailo is a mobile network that matches passengers and licensed taxi drivers. The Hailo Driver Network can be accessed via iPhone or Android apps and is designed to be a taxi driver's companion and offers social features, advanced, private stats, sharing of traffic and demand events relevant to drivers. These apps also allow drivers to accept credit cards as well, and includes a tipping functionality.

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Somerset House The Strand

London, England, WC2R 1LA,

United Kingdom

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Expert Collections containing Hailo

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Hailo Patents

Hailo has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Computational neuroscience
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Artificial neural networks, Machine learning, Computational neuroscience, Classification algorithms, Artificial intelligence


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Latest Hailo News

Free Now CEO Thomas Zimmermann says car-hailing is part of urban transport mix of the future

Nov 17, 2022

“I know practically all of the jokes,” says Free Now’s recently-appointed global CEO. The taxi company’s name is still invoked in frustration on social media whenever someone is left waiting. He insists, though, that the rebranding from ‘Hailo’ some years back has been a success. “In most countries by now we see higher awareness than we saw during the Hailo era,” he says. Ireland, he says, remains “important” for the company, which now spans 10 countries across Europe with 54 million users and multiple services beyond taxis, such as e-bikes and e-scooters. But taxis are still its core brand in Ireland. And Mr Zimmermann says that we’ll once again face a Christmas period of shortages. “There’s always a Christmas shortage, because a lot of drivers go on vacation,” he says. It’s not just that, though. A lot of drivers needed to change profession during the pandemic. Many did not come back “We have seen, in general, post-pandemic shortages in supply across Europe. A lot of drivers needed to change profession during the pandemic. Many did not come back.” The situation is improving now, he says, but not enough to prevent noticeable shortages in the coming weeks. 7 Things: Adrian Weckler on Tech Tech’s stars and turkeys rounded up and served to you every Friday by Ireland’s No. 1 technology writer. Enter email address Is it hard to get drivers? “In general, yes,” he says. “There’s competition [for them], especially in the Irish market. There are also quite a lot of formalities you need to do and a test you need to pass.” Are the regulations here too strict in that regard? “Not necessarily,” he says. “I think it’s good if there are some regulations because this also encompasses a certain amount of safety and quality that we can then deliver to our users, which is important. But I think it’s more about maybe the motivational aspects.” By ‘motivational aspects’, Mr Zimmermann is talking about public policy in helping to encourage drivers into the workforce. “While we provide training, it could also be something that comes from the city or the government,” he says. “If you see there’s a shortage in drivers, you want to motivate that ecosystem because something besides public transport plays a very big role in the general infrastructure of the city. So therefore, it should be in the interest of the minister or the municipalities as well.” Irish public policy on transport issues that Free Now is interested in has been a mixed bag for the firm. Read More For example, Free Now, like others, has been ready to go on the introduction of e-scooter rental for some time. But legalisation for e-scooters, which was expected to be in place by now, has been kicked back by the Government until 2023. Is this a disappointment? “Yeah, to a certain extent it is,” says Mr Zimmermann. “Because we can provide that service to Irish users. If you compare it to other countries where we have already brought a mobility offering, you can see the beauty for the end user in terms of cross usage.” Free Now has other ideas, too, that look like being adopted in Europe years before Irish authorities will consider them. It has just launched an integrated ticketing system in Germany’s largest transit zone that lets people link up public transport services with Free Now services in the same app. The public transport system in Ireland is comparatively small Dublin is on the list of hopefuls for expansion of the service. But it would depend on bus and train authorities’ systems being interoperable., This looks like an unlikely scenario, given the slow pace at which Irish public transport systems implement technology. “There’s definitely a plan to go to more European cities to integrate public transport. “But in Dublin, it’s hard to tell. You don’t have a central API for public transport systems. And then there’s also how big the demand is. The public transport system in Ireland is comparatively small” There are other reasons why Free Now might want to see an acceleration of such integrated ticketing. Across Europe, cars are in the early stages of being banned in cities. Paris, Oslo and Ghent are seen as forerunners of what could become the norm in major European metropolitan areas in the next decade. As a company still reliant mostly on cars for hire, is this of concern? “Actually, not very much,” he says. “To a certain extent, I would say it’s the opposite. What we are striving for as a company is to change how what the urban landscape in metropolitan areas looks like. Cars sometimes occupy space that could be used better, right? And then you have all the congestion and stuff that comes with it. [In some of those cities banning cars] it’s private cars that are not allowed but you can enter if you’re car sharing, or if you’re using a ride-hailing service. So it’s not that the city completely closes up or that nobody [in a car] can get in. They just want to restrict it.”​ To listen to the full interview, download or stream today’s The Big Tech Show podcast on any podcast platform.

Hailo Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Hailo founded?

    Hailo was founded in 2011.

  • Where is Hailo's headquarters?

    Hailo's headquarters is located at Somerset House, London.

  • What is Hailo's latest funding round?

    Hailo's latest funding round is Corporate Majority.

  • How much did Hailo raise?

    Hailo raised a total of $79.45M.

  • Who are the investors of Hailo?

    Investors of Hailo include Free Now, Daimler, Wellington Partners, Atomico, Accel and 8 more.

  • Who are Hailo's competitors?

    Competitors of Hailo include Cabify, Getaround, Turo, Ola , Grab, Didi Chuxing, Ridecell, Blacklane, Gett, Free Now and 19 more.

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