NEW YORK, NY — Curb, a leading ride-hailing app for licensed taxi and for-hire rides in North America and HQ, the largest company for corporate mobility, announce their partnership. Fueled by customer demand, the integration allows HQ to add Curb on-demand taxis to its aggregated supply of mobility solutions to corporate customers, which also includes shuttles and private cars.
HQ, the leading innovator in corporate mobility, provides mobility solutions to many of the world’s leading heavyweight companies including global investment banks and financial institutions, law firms, advertising and marketing firms, consulting companies, insurance companies and more. HQ’s solution is automating the entire process from bookings to payments, allowing companies to efficiently outsource all their mobility needs. The company was recently formed from a merger between shuttle solutions company Hip Mobility and corporate mobility software provider SummitQwest Ground to combine the two companies’ collective experience in transforming the way enterprises, and their employees travel.
As pandemic restrictions ease and employees return to the office, businesses and their employees are looking for safe riding options. Whether they are commuting to or back from the office, driving to clients, or to or from the airport - HQ gives clients access to a list of safe and vetted riding providers who are part of the Summit Ground platform. Through the new partnership with Curb, HQ expands its Summit Ground Connect platform to include managed taxi solutions. HQ helps corporate clients transition back into work through Curb’s expansive network of taxis and other licensed vehicles in major U.S. cities.
The integration leverages Curb’s suite of taxi mobility solutions with HQ’s platform to improve the employees’ riding experience by offering on-demand and scheduled cab rides for many of the world’s top blue-chip companies. With operations in over 65 cities nationwide, including New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and more, Curb provides quick, cost-effective taxi-hailing services as business travel and in-person work continue to regain their strength.
“We’re excited to be launching this integration with HQ to give companies the ability to navigate the return to regular business travel efficiently and intuitively,” said Jason Gross, Vice President, Mobile, at Curb. “By working with HQ, we can collectively provide a modernized corporate mobility platform that connects riders with taxi services and we’re looking forward to collaborating closely to address important business travel issues”.
HQ clients will now have access to upfront pricing for taxi rides, a cost-effective option compared to major ridesharing apps without the added risk of surge pricing. They also have access to Curb’s Pair and Pay feature which allows users to pay for taxi rides hailed on the street or at taxi stands, as well as Curb’s ability to track travel metrics to offer transparency and help manage travel options. Combined with HQ’s advanced booking, management, and payment tools, business travelers now have even more options to choose from, making their trips easier to manage.
“At HQ, we provide employees with the best riding experience by always ensuring that there is a ride for them when they need it. Our partnership with Curb Mobility has been instrumental for us to do just that,” says Jeff LaFave, Managing Director of HQ. “We have had a great experience working with Curb Mobility and are excited to expand our joint service to more clients of ours - we look forward to growing together as we continue to serve some of the leading companies in the world.”