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October 17, 2011updated Dec 20, 2023

Groundlink Launches Mobile Private Car Service In New York

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

GroundLink, the first mobile and online global private car service, today announced that New York metro residents can now easily order private car service, whenever they want—either right away or at a scheduled time – via smartphone using GroundLink’s new app, available on iOS and Android platforms.

GroundLink’s robust transportation technology, transparent pricing structures and fleet size ensure that users are never caught off guard by hidden fees and long waits, as is the case with New York metro competitors. As compared with other transportation apps, GroundLink’s flat rates are based on distance rather than traffic delays which often yield sharp price hikes.

To celebrate the launch, GroundLink is offering customers who book through the iPhone or Android apps the chance to win more than $15,000 in cash and other prizes. Starting today, GroundLink’s fleet will be stacked with a variety of prizes for five days including two envelopes containing $1,000 in cash each day. Other prizes include iconic NYC experiences like tickets to Book of Mormon, Giants vs. Jets tickets, Momofuku and Peter Luger gift cards, Brooklyn Bowl, Barneys and Tiffany gift cards, and a trip to Atlantic City.

GroundLink’s “Ride Now” location-based mobile technology allows registered users to track the car’s location and exact arrival time and communicate directly with the driver at all times, via text, by phone or online. For those looking to book well in advance, GroundLink’s “Ride Later” feature provides users with the opportunity to set a specific date, time and location for pickup. GroundLink’s social sharing tool equips riders with the option to update friends and followers on their luxury travel whereabouts. With more than 300 cars in GroundLink’s New York network and nearly 10 years of road experience, GroundLink offers an unparalleled experience, ease of accessibility and transparent pricing.

“We have a proven track record of high-quality, global private car service and the launch of our mobile applications will further provide a hassle-free luxury experience for our users, with the convenience of booking through their smartphones,” said S. Daniel Leon, General Manager of Mobile at GroundLink. “Our goal is to be the quickest, most convenient and most reliable private car service whether booking to ‘Ride Now’ or ‘Ride Later’”

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