What is 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.
Uber is mostly more expensiv: Again and again travel portals compare taxi prices in different cities – often very inaccurately and in a distortied way. The latest price comparison in 60 cities throughout the world now includes all Uber-products (without any difference between POP, TAXI and BLACK) for the first time and is available in six languages.
Time is money: With the introduction of the minimum wage in Germany the big taxi companies need to move the time factor into the spotlight. The European Taxi Fair (November 7-8 in Cologne) shows special software programs that help.
Quote of the day
„The length of the journey will be decisive for how far we’ll come.“
Mia Fahlén, psychologist in Stockholm, will ride for a week in a taxi and will be at the disposal of passengers as a therapeutic conversation partner against the „Stockholm Winter Blues“. The marketing campaign is being run by Taxi Stockholm and is strongly promoted with poster campaigns including in the regional trains.
Car2Go retreats where it all began: In Ulm the Car2Go fleet will disappear due to inefficiency. In 2009 the Baden-Württemberg town was the very first location, before Car2Go gradually expanded to the big cities in Europe and North America.
Lyft withdraws from Houston: The rules set to go into effect Tuesday include requirements that force drivers to present their vehicle for inspection, submit a warrant check and personal information to the city and undergo drug screening. The private drivers do not feel comfortable with such checks. The Uber competitor has announced it is withdrawing from Houston.
Experiences in the blog: The Munich radio circuit IsarFunk has been operating an electric taxi in a pilot scheme for some time. It is mainly in use for a clinic. Now, a blog has been set up so that anyone interested can follow progress of the pilot scheme.