Comcab and Sherlock partner in move that could prompt black cab availability on Addison Lee platform
Updated: Jan 23
Comcab, one of London’s largest fleets of black taxis, has partnered with dispatch firm Sherlock.
The traditionally black cab firm was acquired during the coronavirus pandemic in 2021 by London minicab company Addison Lee Group.
Since the acquisition Comcab has moved to Sherlock Taxi dispatch, the sister solution to Addison Lee’s proprietary technology.
Sherlock has seen a number of customers recently mix private hire vehicle (PHV) and black taxi fleets together, pushing Sherlock to develop several features to support black taxi fleets specifically.
The partnership is expected to help Addison Lee make Comcab’s black taxis available across all its existing booking platforms in a bid to enhance their product to consumers in London.
Tony Marson, Comcab Managing Director, said: “Sherlock gives us the technical tools to keep on delivering for our drivers and customers.
“We can deliver on schemes such as London’s public sector scheme without needing to find workaround solutions and abide by regional legislation to ensure we can continue to provide great service to our clients while also meeting strict regulatory requirements.”