What`s new in the taxi world? Our bilingual ‘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
Up and down in France: Initially, the Commercial Court in France saw no reason to prohibit UberPOP, then taxi drivers went on strike and two hours later the French Government laid down the law.
A ‘shitstorm’ about Uber in Sydney: During the hostage-taking in Sydney’s city centre fares for an Uber trip increased more than threefold.
Quote of the day
‚What a shameful disgrace.‘
Comment on Twitter about Uber’s short-term fare increase during the hostage crisis in Sydney.
Customs raid from Zittau to Leipzig: A 47-year-old who is said to have operated a taxi service without a licence for years is the subject of a major investigation.
Uber starts in Basle: Since Thursday, Uber has Uber has been operational in Basle. The test drive of a newspaper editor shows the strengths and weaknesses of the US competitor. As to how a turnover of CHF 10 in an Audi A8 can be refinanced, the driver had no answer.
Disaster warning for Berlin taxis: In severe storms, bomb discoveries or major fires 5,700 taxis from Taxi Berlin will be informed by the system „KATWARN“.
Night at the museum: To lure as many visitors as possible to cinemas for the third part of a popular movie, the Hollywood film is now being advertised on Berlin taxis.
the good christmas deed
Children`s taxi to the theatre: Thanks to the social commitment of Hallo Taxi 3811 in Hanover, 20 children from a children’s hospital were able to attend a performance.