What is new in the taxi world? Our ‘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
This is how the new Passat drives: Volkswagen has introduced the eighth generation of its Passat and we have found first reports and photos in the Internet.
Taximessen – taxi fair trades
Invitation to Istanbul: The Cologne taxi driver Reza Begi and the Berlin taxi company Hayrettin Simsek plan a joint trip to the first taxi trade fair in Istanbul. Date: 5th-8th February 2015.
Quote of the day
„The transport ministers agree that the passenger transport with private vehicles and drivers (e.g. Uber) is prohibited without the right of passenger transport.“
From the summary minutes of the meeting of the German transport ministers
Deep-sixing Uber’s libertarian doublespeak: The many arguments Taxi Times already presented – now also in a daily newspaper.
Uber snaps up Lyft COO: In the future, Travor VanderZanden will be responsible for the division International Growth at Uber. The former COO of Lyft left the competitor in August due to different opinions with the management.
„He died a martyr“: Relatives and friends said goodbye to Alan. The Minicab driver had been beheaded by the IS.
Technology takes the wheel: The New York Times provides us with an interesting overview of the latest developments in the world of autonomous vehicles.
Environmental award for taxi company: The Munich taxi centre Ostbahnhof was awarded the Green Fleet Award 2015 of the TÜV Süd.