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By the way, this can be a shared service, so I think it will cost a bit more for more than one passenger when made. The number of persons must be specified at the time of reservation. Naturally you can use the services in the town, not only for the airports.
Drivers tell me that they don't have that many vehicles on the street yet, but that the mean waiting time for a drive in the centre of Amsterdam was about 10mins. They need to get the application and have an internet access to obviously use it, but there is free WLAN at Schiphol anyway.
This will give you an estimation before you book your approximate ETA for a joint trip or a personal trip (more expensive), but I guess at the present point there are not so many joint trips. Once you have made the reservation via the application, it informs you in a UBER way how long your chauffeur is on the road and you can follow the vehicle on the card in real-time.
When my chauffeur approached Schiphol, he phoned me to ask where I was going to pick him up, so you must also have a mobile phone line, I guess. Also I have a promotional token which gives you 12,50 discount on your first trip.
Abel, the Amsterdam collective taxi company, comes to a standstill
Abel, the taxi-sharing taxi group started by local transit group Trandev as an option to Uber, is withdrawing from Amsterdam. According to the app-based taxi operator, "strong rivalry and excess capacity in the Amsterdam taxi market" are responsible for its choice. Connexxion's mother organisation, Transcdev, plans to use Abel technologies to enhance its local passenger transportation operations.
Abel, who made taxi shared use a key part of his business, says it had more than 50,000 registered members in the last two years.