Thieves stole more than $5 million worth of Chanel jewels in a Paris taxi: An art collector was robbed while travelling by taxi through a long tunnel between the city and Charles De Gaulle Airport.
Uber drivers to display advertising on tablets: A U.S. start-up is planning to cooperate with Uber in the U.S., Lyft and Sidecar drivers on a scheme that will help them earn more money.
Quote of the day
“The cantonal legal basis must be fundamentally revised.”
Pierre Maudet, city councillor of Geneva, would like for Uber and taxis to be able to compete fairly alongside one another in the future.
The new Golf Estate: Volkswagen has presented the revised Golf Variant to the German press.
News from Germany
50/50 taxi for Oberpfalz: A project that has been successful in many German regions involves giving half-price taxi rides for young people going out to nightclubs. The ‘Freie Wähler’ (‘Free Voters’) party is now calling for the project to be introduced in the city of Cham.
Higher taxi rates now also in the German capital: After the rate increases that were implemented due to the introduction of the minimum wage in many regions at the beginning of the year, Berlin will also follow suit starting in May.
News from Switzerland
Car chase following attack: A Basel taxi driver fought back tenaciously when attacked by three youths.
Proliferation of test tracks: German Politics are accelerating the pace of autonomous driving in Germany. More and more motorways are to be approved as test tracks.
Our last words
Unbelievable: A taxi driver from the German City Ingolstadt was sprayed with a fire hose at a taxi stand.
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