Two of the transportation industry’s foremost technology pioneers have combined their services as part of a major deal that closed earlier this year that now connect transportation operators, clients, and affiliates.
iCARS, a B2B chauffeured car service app that uses a network of limousine company partners, purchased Limos.com, the established lead generator that books web- and app-based customers for chauffeured rides. The technical integration is now complete and iCARS and Limos.com offer a seamless network of on-demand, near-demand, and advanced online reservation services via a vast network.
The iCARS-Limos.com company, to remain under their respective brands, serves 500 cities with 15,000 fleet vehicles and 2,500 operators. Limos.com has raised over $20 million in equity and gets about three million visitors per year, and has 4.5 million users in its database. Owner and CEO Gary Bauer projects the venture will generate $65 million to $70 million in revenues for 2017.
About 1,000 Limos.com operators have migrated to the iCARS platform, with Limos.com serving as the back-end operation consisting of operators and affiliates, and iCARS as the branded face of the company serving B2B corporate clients and business travelers. Limos.com also brings front- and back-end integration with Concur, Sabre, and Orbitz.
iCARS primarily markets to large corporate accounts and business travel contracts, although it’s available to consumer users. iCARS pursues and gears its service to major corporations that do 75,000 to 100,000 trips per year and that would be interested in coming aboard with the iCARS-Limos.com venture.
Both iCARS and Limos.com are part of a portfolio of companies that local Bay Area entrepreneur, Gary Bauer, owns and operates. Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation (IT) operates a variety of transportation services in the Bay Area and throughout California and with the acquisition of Limos.com, now has a national reach across the US.