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
Serbia is part of taxi.eu: Politically, it is still struggling for accession to the European Union, but in the taxi sector „accession“ to the taxi order app taxi.eu has been decided in Belgrade last week. This is an important step towards transparency and safety.
contract work in the social sector
Taxi crisis in the Netherlands: Savings and dumping prices in contractually regulated social transportation are driving many taxi companies to bankruptcy.
Quote of the day
”To whom is the so-called ‚God View‘ tool maid available and why?”
This is just one of many questions asked by a US Senator in an open letter to Uber-Chief Travis Kalanick. The ‚God View‘ allows Uber employees to follow the position of Uber customers who have ordered a car.
Anti-Uber campaign in Canada: The Canadian taxi industry follows the examples of the United States (whosdrivingyou.org) and Germany (schwarzkonkurrenz.de) and has also launched an information site against Uber (taxitruths.ca/). But not only that: Newspaper advertisements inform the population of Canadian cities on the merits of taxi use.
car2go is expanding: The car sharing provider from Daimler (Mercedes) is widen its range in Germany with the introduction of luxury sharing (“Black”). In addition, at some point the little leased Smarts are to be made available in China.
The new B-Class with the dealers: Mercedes has revised its B-Class series and is presenting it including a natural gas version on November 29 in all its western European dealerships. In Germany, the brand with the star even is going one step further: Here, the B-Class electric drive can even be purchased. The other Western European countries must wait until the end of February.
The winners of the Auto Trophy-Award:
For the first time foreign readers „from Poland to New Zealand“ could vote for the Auto Trophy. German luxury brands have dominated this poll which is why the organizers probably also saw no need to present the winners on an international (English) website.