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.
Geek time – Is the taxi trade disappearing? If you believe the prediction of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), by 2020 the taxi trade will have disappeared from big cities.
Uber launches a print magazine: The drivers are the target group.
Number of the day
The percentage of complaints about taxidrivers at Frankfurt’s regulator
Nissan Leaf launches other taxi careers: The electric taxi is now in service in Blackpool, England and in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Vito is coming to the U.S. as the Metris: Mercedes-Benz will now launch the model, used by many taxi companies in Europe and particularly in Germany, on the U.S. market.
News from Germany
Taxi inspection in Hamburg: Sixty-four taxis were inspected, six of which were immediately withdrawn from circulation.
Laughable: A taxi operator had no phone service for 12 days. The telephone company wants to pay €17.01 in damages.
Frustrated customers: Night passengers in Chemnitz often have to wait up to half an hour at the weekend.
Our last words
Smoke signals: American Indians used to communicate using smoke signals. But there are more advanced ways now – such as our Taxi Times update, which over the last three months has gained over 500 new subscribers from three different continents. One of them calls himself ‘stadtindianer-taxi’ (‘urban Indian taxi’). Do they lasso their passengers over there?