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.
Digital taximeters for Brussels taxis – for free: By October 2016 all taxis in the Brussels Capital Region should be fitted with the most advanced taxi meter. The Region will spend €3,2 millions on these new digital meters.
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Quote of the day
„It is a first step in making the Brussels taxi sector more dynamic and customer friendly.”
Pascal Smet, Brussels mobility minister and `donor´of the most advanced taxi meter.
Toyota Mirai hydrogen car scores surprise sales hit: Toyota has announced plans to increase production of its Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car after first-month orders in Japan tripled projections.
Meldungen aus Deutschland – News from Germany
Taxi company in Fulda dispatching via Frankfurt radio circuit: The company can no longer afford to have its own dispatch service due minimum wage requirements. Eight employees have been dismissed.
Hamburg taxis light up: The advertising specialist Taxi-AD has received approval for an illuminated roof top advertising display in Hamburg. The first advertising campaign also has a slogan to match.
Taxi and rental car companies no longer serve AOK patients: Companies in one district in Nordhessen have been forced to discontinue patient transportation services. This is because the reimbursement from AOK Hessen is not enough to allow the application of the legal minimum wage.
All or nothing: The taxi association in Essen has a new chairman and is applying a strict policy with regard to multi-car operations and the associated vehicles.
The good news
Karaoke taxi returns to the road: Passengers riding in the legendary van of ‘Krawatten-Dieter’ could always sing along during the ride. It all came to a halt after the van was totalled in an accident. But service will soon be restored.