What`s new in the taxi world? Our bilingual ‘update’ summarises the international news of the last days and hours. As some of the links are in foreign languages, we recommend using a website translator.
Volkswagen shows the new Caddy: The fourth generation of the beloved van from the commercial vehicle segment will soon be released.
Job licenses in the spotlight as Uber rises: A New York Times column discusses what lesson we should draw from the success of Uber.
Seoul offers cash rewards for reports of Uber drivers: Seoul continues its war against Uber, this time offering more than $900 to anyone who reports drivers for the ride-sharing service.
Quote of the day
“The new Caddy sets new standards with a minimal consumption of under four litres per 100 km.”
Dr Eckhard Scholz, CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
The good news
How do you present the problems of Iranian society in 80 minutes? You describe them from the point of view of a taxi driver. The resulting film by Jafar Panahi is currently being shown at the Berlinale Film Festival and is among the top contenders to win.
Disagreement over mandatory dog transport: Regulators and the radio circuit in Stuttgart have conflicting opinions on the mandatory transport of dogs in taxis.
News from Switzerland
Taxi from Zürich to Winterthur free of charge: How two passengers avoided paying the bill.