A ride fit for a president, Car Force One is a luxury car service that chauffeurs you around the New York area in the most teched-out car in the world. And the truckload of amenities are at no additional cost.
Ishai has been a cab driver since July 2009 and modified the cars himself with a team of helpers. He first started with a sedan, but these days he drives a 2011 Chevrolet SUV that's tricked out with gadgets and amenities such as an Xbox 360 (which he's upgrading to a PlayStation 4 when it comes out), a 23-inch Samsung HD monitor, Blu-ray player, live cable TV with premium channels, 4G Internet, three mobile printers and more.
"I believe it's the most equipped car in the world, the most luxurious car," Ishai said.
He built the vehicle to provide three major services: convenience and comfort, multi-media entertainment and a fully equipped mobile office. Here's an exhaustive list of features in Car Force One, which is not complete because Ishai is constantly adding new things to his car.
- Chargers for iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, Samsung and BlackBerry phones on every side/seat
- Remote controls throughout car to adjust lighting on/off and dimming
- Phone holders near charging cables on sides of car
- Mobile "bathroom," as a client called it, side dock with: Victoria's Secret lotions and colognes, hand sanitizers, Wet Ones to go and Kleenex to go
- 3 coolers (2 for now) that serve as mini-bars, offering cold drinks such as: bottled water, orange juice, apple juice, Diet Coke, Sprite, Coors Light and Plans to add fruit salad cups
- Mobile baby station with: bottle warmer, baby wipes warmer and paper towels
- 2 full-size umbrellas, adding 2 smaller ones
- Infant and toddler car seats and boosters
- First-aid kit, emergency seat belt cutter, window breaker, fire extinguisher
- 23-inch full HD 1920 x 1080p monitor that’s hooked up for 5 different uses: Internet, Blu-ray movies, live cable TV, gaming console and pictures and videos from SD card reader
- Gaming console (Xbox 360 for now, he has already ordered PS4)
- Live cable TV (Time Warner) with premium channels such as Disney and HBO
- 2 headrest monitors hooked up to Blu-ray player
- More than 200 titles of Blu- ray movies in a 2TB hard drive, an additional 30 titles for kids
- Up-to-date magazines and newspapers
- Fully functioning laptop hooked up to 23-inch monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse
- 4G Wi-Fi that clients can connect to on their own devices
- 3 mobile printers: 4 x 6 photo printer, an all-in-one scanner/printer, an HP OfficeJet printer
- Adjustable table as a writing surface that holds the keyboard and mouse
- SD card reader for memory card file transfer
Don’t expect to call Car Force One tonight and get a ride tomorrow morning, though. Due to a tight schedule, Ishai says the company would prefer people make reservations as far ahead as possible. He receives bookings for March in as early as June the year before, and most of his clients hire him for airport and business pickups. You can access CarForceOne’s website with the username “carforceone” and the password “president” to make reservations and open an account for 15% off posted rates.
Ishai says he can’t wait to get started on his next car and has already bought tickets to go to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. He intends to get the latest and greatest tech for his car, including:
- Appropriately-sized 4K or 3D (without glasses) monitor
- Wireless phone charging dock
- Karaoke machine
- Heated and cool cup holders
- Mousepad that can be used on lap