SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iCARS, a new web and mobile app technology platform that connects
travelers and corporate clients to licensed, thoroughly screened
executive car service operators and chauffeurs, has made its debut in
both Dallas and Houston in Texas. The San Francisco-based company’s
expansion to both cities represents a key milestone for the hospitality,
business travel and transportation sectors, as reputable hotel operators
acknowledge the importance of using only the most trusted drivers and
vehicles for the transportation of VIP hotel guests. iCARS officially
launched in the San Francisco Bay Area in early 2016 and is expanding
into additional U.S. markets over the course of the year, including
launching in Austin, Texas in early July.
“iCARS’ expansion into Dallas and Houston is a response to the growing
demand for safe and reliable luxury transportation, especially in the
hospitality space,” said Gary Bauer, founder and CEO of iCARS. “Too
often, concierges and doormen don’t have sufficient information about
the driver or the car they are putting guests into. iCARS gives hotel
operators peace of mind that their guests are being safely transported,
allowing them to fulfill their duty of care obligations in a simple and
In addition to near demand and future booking capabilities, iCARS
enables third-party providers such as concierges, travel management
companies and corporate travel administrators to book rides on behalf of
any number of travelers, and entirely manage ground transportation
itineraries as part of their duty of care obligations, making it ideal
for usage within the business travel and hospitality industry.
The iCARS fleet in Dallas and Houston is made up of the safest, most
reliable luxury vehicles on the road, including Sedan Class, SUV Class
and Sprinter Class vehicles. While the iCARS network encompasses each
regional market’s leading transportation providers, iCARS only works
with affiliates who operate insured vehicles driven by professional
chauffeurs who meet all state and federal transportation regulations.
iCARS can also accommodate “house car” services for the hotel partner’s
iCARS only partners with transportation companies that carry at least $1
million in commercial liability insurance, regularly maintain their
vehicles, conduct random drug testing and background checks on their
employees, provide driver training courses, fingerprinted employees, and
pay employee benefits as required by their respective states.
iCARS has partnered with San Francisco Bay Area hotels, including
Fairmont San Francisco, Hotel Nikko, Handlery Union Square Hotel, Inn at
the Presidio and the W San Francisco.
iCARS technology provides:
- Third-party booking for administrators and concierges
- Group bookings and passenger management
- Private network for an operator’s existing clients
- Route and vehicle optimization
- Near-demand and future reservations
iCARS is available for download in Apple’s App Store and in Google Play.
To learn more about iCARS, please visit http://www.icars.cc/.
Founded by 27-year transportation industry veteran Gary Bauer, iCARS is
a web and mobile application platform that enables turn-key
“executive-level” black car sedan service bookings. Offering both
on-demand and future booking capabilities with licensed operators that
meet, or exceed, all of the requirements of the limousine industry,
including commercial insurance limits, chauffeur drug and background
screening, and vehicle maintenance and safety requirements. iCARS
provides reliable and safe point-to-point transport in the form of
high-end, professional, on-demand luxury car service, with no surge
Additionally, iCARS enables concierges, travel agents and corporate
administrators to book rides on behalf of any number of travelers, and
entirely manage ground transportation itineraries as part of their duty
of care obligations, with the ability to build and participate in a
referral fee network. Clients may also create their own private service
networks on the iCARS Platform that will direct services to their
preferred ground transportation operators.
Glodow Nead Communications
Lani Free, Erin Wickman and Christine Lin