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.
Self-driving taxis: In 2015 travellers in Singapore should be able to take the first self-driving cars to the train station, the cinema or for a drive home from a bar.
Quote of the day
“90-95 per cent of all crashes are a result of human error.“
Why Volvo is pushing the development of autonomous driving so hard
„In the almost 125 year history of the automobile, there was never an innovation that caused such fundamental effects on the individual mobility.“
From an interesting study on autonomous driving
Taxi Times Nr. 4 was published: Here you can find a short summary of the themes published in the actual printed edition of Taxi Times.
Yet another approach to ban Uber: In Spain, Telecom and credit card service providers, must stop their services to Uber „with immediate effect“. This was decided by the Supreme Court on the 27th of December, after the ban of the 9th of December was ignored by Uber.
Alternatives in Serbia: In Belgrade, the discussions about Uber are only in the beginning stages, but an article shows that the taxi trade already has alternative offers.
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News from Germany
In a small village, elderly people and people with mobility handicaps get a 50% subsidy for taxis, payed by the municipality.