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.
Message of the day
IRU launches worldwide certification for apps: The taxi-section of the International Road Union (IRU) has launched a Global Taxi Service Quality Network. It should provide a guarantee of quality apps and safe, legal and quality taxi transport.
Quote of the day
”From the beginning taxi.eu has started as a European concept and the IRU’s idea of such a global network matches exactly its goals: a strong taxi industry with a strong service for our clients.”
Hermann Waldner, CEO of taxi.eu, comments the launch of the global network for taxi apps.
taxi-app alliance with Paris and Istanbul: the smartphone application taxi.eu has launched a cooperation with eCab and with Istanbul taxi companies.
Amazon is testing taxis for deliveries: In San Francisco and Los Angeles, the E-Commerce giant Amazon delivers express-packages with licensed cabs –using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel.
Uber looks to pick up another $1 bn fare: The US-company is in early talks with investors.
The Istanbul Taksim Square soon without taxis? The Turkish government’s new economic plan stipulates a policy that would introduce a fee on motor vehicles in metropolitan city centers. The plan will also encourage the use of electric and hybrid cars by lowering their taxes.