What`s new in the taxi world? Our bilingual ‘update’ summarises the international news of the last days and hours. As some of the links are in foreign languages, we recommend using a website translator.
Class action lawsuits against Uber and Lyft: Some drivers argue they’ve been misclassified as independent contractors and want full employee status.
Quote of the day
“Our goal is to have drivers registered as employees so that they can also enjoy the same rights as employees.”
Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan from Boston hopes to achieve this with a class action lawsuit against Uber + Lyft.
New Volkswagen Caddy with natural gas: A natural gas model of the recently introduced VW Caddy will soon be available.
Citroen DS 5 facelifted for 2015: The new look will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Here are the first pictures.
Uber cooperates with alcohol app: If this mobile alcohol test shows a blood alcohol level over the limit, the closest available Uber driver will be located and displayed in the app.
News from Germany
Rate increase refused: Nothing has changed in Munich, where a request for a rate increase to support the interests of larger companies at the same time as those of owner drivers was unsuccessful.
Munich – hotbed of revenue cheats? According to a recent audit, there are 600 too many taxis in the city. In addition, the revenues reported by 40% of all taxi operators are “implausible”.
Book and pay: Mercedes announced an additional feature of its mobility app Moovel. Not only can customers book a taxi, they can also pay for it without cash. The app hails a mytaxi vehicle, which does not exactly improve the already tense relationship between Mercedes and the radio circuits.