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
Uber starts its own taxi app: The US company announces for Berlin and Hamburg that it wants to offer UberTaxi now in addition to its offer Uber Black and UberPop.
Is the Taxi Business Missing Another Trend? Trips are cheaper, if several people share a vehicle. Uber already offers this with „Uber Pool“. In London, an App „Maaxi“ has now been presented. Now investors are seachered. After all the trips are supposed to be carries out with the London taxis. But at what price?
Quote of the day
“We want to warn you expressively against this service, since the cooperation, and therefore the long-term support of this service will lead to a severe injury of the Berlin taxi industry, when recruited taxi trips of today will be commissioned to private drivers by Uber.“
Hermann Waldner, Managing Director of Taxi Berlin to his connected companies and drivers.
Warning Against New Uber-App: In first opinions, taxi representatives have reacted with partially dramatic words to the announcement made by Uber that they want to mediate taxis via the UberTaxi app in the future.
The Depths of the Taxi Business: This article mercilessly reveals the weaknesses of the taxi industry. And even if some details are not researched precisely: On the whole, the author unfortunately is right.
Who Uses Uber, Who Uses the Taxi: In the context of a non-representative survey, the University of California Transportation Center has evaluated the effect of ride-selling offers (Uber, Lyft and others) on the taxi traffic and the public transport in San Francisco. For friends of statistics and figures it is quite a meaningful study.
Driver Notices: Germany’s taxi business is preparing for a legal minimum wage of 8.50 Euro per hour from 1.1.2015. As a precautionary measure taxi businesses let their taxi drivers go up to 31.12.2014.
Naked Skin: New York’s taxi driver gave their last shirt in the truest sense of the word when they were photographed for the taxi calender 2015. These motives should not to be missed.