Cooperation in times of challenge: These are the words used by organiser Wim Faber for the title of his retrospective at the TAXIintell Update 2015 last week in Amsterdam. The report made reference to the presentations of the other speakers
In Uber’s wake: The Ride app, developed by a former co-founder of Uber, has just been launched in the U.S. .
Quote of the day
“Just before I came here, I hosted a breakfast with a table full of industry representatives who would have happily stabbed each other in the back a year ago. Now they were sitting down to talk business.”
Taxi industry specialist Jeremy Butler in his keynote-speak at international TAXIintell Update 2015 conference.
The second generation of the Ford S-Max: We found two informative test reports.
News from Germany
German taxi association BZP warns against MyTaxi: President Michael Müller urges all MyTaxi driver to rethink. Discount offers are unfair competition and could lead to price dictation later on.
News from Austria
Shared taxi: The head of Uber Austria and Switzerland is singing the praises of UberPOOL, the app that lets several passengers share a car. It is high time for the taxi trade to propose a solution in line with this trend.
Our last words
Taxis for Africa: Under the slogan ‘Dust and Diesel’, 20 people are driving used vehicles through the African desert. The cars will be sold in Mauritania at the end of the ‘humanitarian rally’. The proceeds will go to an orphanage. Many of the cars happen to be old Mercedes models that are commonly used in Africa as taxis.
About this update: 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.