Internet access in Nigerian taxis: If it can be done in Lagos, it can be done in big European cities – right?
Uber executives arrested: The French police arrested European general manager Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and French CEO Thibaud Simphal at the beginning of the week. Despite the violent riots of last week, the authorities and French policy appear to be clearly siding with the taxi trade.
Protests in Geneva: Swiss taxi drivers took to the streets in Geneva in a more peaceful demonstration than in Paris, but no less impressive.
Quote of the day
“A criminal offense”
France’s interior minister has a clear opinion on Uber’s business practices.
The new Auris: Toyota has issued the key information on its revised model.
News from Germany
Taxi film in German cinemas soon: The film ‘TAXI’, based on the novel by Karen Duve, will celebrate its premier on 20 August. We have seen the first trailer.
Events: VW Auto Wichert in Hamburg is hosting Taxi Day on 12 July; the Taxi Association of Lower Saxony in Verden is holding an information session on a new starting situation in the call for tenders for school transports.
News from Switzerland
On the engine bonnet at 130 km/h: It was like a scene out of a TV action series, but it really happened in Switzerland: After an argument, a taxi driver drove off with man on the engine bonnet.
Our last words
Funny video: When a rally driver takes on passengers, it can only end in sharp curves and squealing tyres. And the passengers in a total panic.
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