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
Germany introduces motorway tolls: The plans of German politicians to introduce a vehicle toll are gradually become more specific: They should apply for all to motorways and only for vehicles of non-EU foreigners for federal roads. The German car drivers are to be reimbursed via a reduced road tax vignette fee.
The omniscient taxi: Taxis of the future will broadcast your favourite shows and arrive BEFORE you even order them. These predictions were made in Hailo’s Future of Cities report.
Quote of the day
„The car, of course, is not worth it.“
An entrepreneur from Recklinghausen has still included a C-Class with AMG engine (660 hp, 770 Newton meters) in its taxi fleet.
Ban on Women Drivers in Saudi Arabia Gives Uber and Easy Taxi a Boost: Women in this conservative kingdom are banned from driving and to hail taxis in the street, is an act frowned upon. Ideal hotbeds for Apps like Uber and Easy Taxi.
Charging batteries on the third floor: The Chinese e-taxi manufacturer whose vehicles have recently been introduced in Brussels, has now unveiled a charging station concept. In this case, up to three taxis can be charged one above the other. But look at it for yourself.