What`s new in the taxi world? Our bilingual ‘Update’ summarizes the international news of the last days and hours. We recommend using a website-translator because some links can be in foreign languages.
New York taxi medallion prices continue to fall: They fell to $ 805,000, down 23 percent from 2013’s peak of $ 1.05 million.
Ford’s mobility plans: Ford will also do more than just sell cars. A “Smart Mobility Plan” includes, among others, topics such as autonomous driving or car sharing.
News from Germany
Because, due to the minimum wages, in many taxis the new tariffs could not yet be programmed, in Thuringia they resorted to manual price tables. This causes distrust by passengers and (aimless) activism in politics.
In the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein there are also delays in programming: however, here they abstain from using conversion tables, which jeopardizes the livelihood of the companies.
Fare hike without minimum wages: Despite a fare increase, minimum wages are circumvented, concludes a Bremen regional newspaper.
Political privileges: The German Federal Ministry of Transport currently prepares draught legislation including privileges for car sharing.
Quote of the day
“Currently nationwide we have approximately 6500 employees checking illegal employment, which due to minimum wage legislation is to be increased by 320 employees annually until 2019.“
Sarah Garbers, Financial Directorate North (of Germany)