UberPop driver acquitted in Paris: He was prosecuted for illegally practicing the activity of taxi operator, but the court freed the UberPOP-driver.
Flat rate to the airport: A flat rate for rides to the airport will be introduced next year in Paris.
Uber continues its operations in China: Despite the ban, the ridesharing service will not give up the Chinese market.
Quote of the day
“We’re particularly optimistic in China.” Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO
Mysterious new E-class – How will it look on the inside and the outside? Car magazines and portals show secret photos of the model that will be launched on the market in 2016.
The first seven-seater Electric Nissan: Nissan will offer its model E-NV200 with seven seats starting in August (it has had five until now). It will be launched earlier in England, in July.
News from Austria and Switzerland
New group director: Erwin Leitner from Salzburg was unanimously voted new head of the specialised group of the Austrian taxi trade. He takes over the position from Anton Eberl.
Pilot testing over: The development and project phase of a Viennese mobility platform, which integrated all means of transport including bus, rail, e-bike and taxi, has concluded after three years. One Vienna taxi circuit was also involved.
Uber to be treated the same as taxis: Uber is not banned in Lausanne. But it must meet the same standards as the taxi drivers.
Parking, just like that: Daimler, Car2Go and Bosch are developing automated parking. The goal is for the vehicle to search autonomously for a parking spot in the car park, to park there and then come out of the parking spot again by itself when called via app.
Our last words
A taxi ride is not always the safest alternative: A Finnish pilot was arrested as he got into a taxi in Australia. He and his wife had $900,000 in illegal money on board.
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