German taxi branch introduces common booking interface for taxi apps

Reliable customer service anytime and anywhere: Within the framework of the Deutscher Taxi und Mietwagenverband (German Taxi and Car Rental Association) an interlinking data interface for the applications ““, “Taxi Deutschland“ and “cab4me” will be launched in Germany. This technical innovation significantly extends the radius of action of German taxi apps all at once. presents their international taxi service on the Taxi Expo in Amsterdam, hall 3, stand 408.

Experts are speaking of a cross-market booking system. “With this app, we managed to unite over 90 percent of all German cabs electronically. Customers booking a cab through one of our apps will experience a reliable service, no matter where or when,” Hermann Waldner, manager of the application, explains.
Dieter Schlenker, chairman of Taxi Deutschland eG, says: “The electronic interface represents an advanced level of cooperation, ensuring the customer a highly professional service. All drivers working for the associated taxi services are qualified specialists.”

With the new system currently being tested, the technical changes are planned to be implemented to the electronic dispatch systems at the beginning of next year. The apps, Taxi Deutschland and cab4me can be downloaded on smartphones from the app markets of Apple and Android. German taxi fares are calculated strictly in accordance with legal tariff regulations. is presenting their own brand at the international taxi fair in Amsterdam. The Taxi Expo takes place from 25th – 26th of October. cooperates with taxi services in more than 60 European towns and cities. Currently, 42 000 cabs with 125 000 drivers are on the road for in eight European countries. The taxi portal was founded by Hermann Waldner and is continuously extended in cooperation with fms/Austrosoft.

Taxi Deutschland Servicegesellschaft für Taxizentralen eG
Taxi Deutschland eG is a cooperative union of taxi services without intent to realize a profit. They are running the app Taxi Deutschland with 2 600 cities and municipalities connected to it all over Germany. Taxi Deutschland also operates the mobile taxi-call number 22456, automatically connecting to the local taxi service from every mobile phone network. The purpose of the cooperative is to support taxi services. Board and members are working on a voluntary basis. Executive directors are Dieter Schlenker, chairman of the board of directors of Taxi Frankfurt eG; Fred Buchholz, chairman of Taxi-Ruf Bremen, and Günther Möller, managing partner of Taxi Hamburg 6×6 GmbH & Co. KG.

The app cab4me has been developed by Skycoders GmbH in Munich, their manager being Konrad Hübner. Since 2008, the app has become globally popular, especially in Europe and North America. For more than 3 years, Skycoders has been working with Seibt & Straub GmbH, an established provider of taxi equipment.
Managers of Seibt & Straub are Mr. Markus Becker and Mr. Stefan Straub.
More than 70 taxi services in German-speaking regions are available through the online interface of the cab4me app and the taxi dispatch system optiTAX.