What is new in the taxi world? Our ‘Update’ summarizes the news of the last days and hours. We recommend using a website-translator because some links can be in foreign languages.
Message of the day
4 Amsterdam UberPOP-drivers arrested: Less than a week after UberPOP opened its service to all users of the Uber-app in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam police caught four illegal UberPOP-drivers red-handed and arrested them.
Taxi protests in Stuttgart: With a demonstration, the Stuttgart taxi industry claimed a better cooperation with the city administration last week. The Stuttgart newspaper comments that this will be a dead end.
Quote of the day
“This action is unjustified and disproportional.” Statement by Uber about the arrests in Amsterdam.
Second centre: In Cologne, the host city of the international taxi trade fair on the 7th and 8th of November 2014, a second taxi centre has been operating for a few days (taxi 17). It started with 40 vehicles. Most of the 1,200 Cologne taxis are connected to the Taxiruf Cologne.
Alarming numbers: According to a data overview of the Federal Employment Agency, every third taxi driver in Germany earns so little that he needs additional state support.
Free choice of drive: The new Mercedes Vito Tourer can alternatively be ordered with front-wheel, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.