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
Frankfurt Regional Court lifts ban on Uber injunction: Although Uber’s activities are unlawful, the court found that the urgency in this case could not be proven.
Quote of the day
“The German legislators have ignored you completely during the introduction of the minimum wage. You could also say: you have no lobby.”
Lawyer and labour-law expert Dr. Uwe Schlegel during a speech in front of taxi-employers in munich.
Drivers aren’t getting a fair shake: Uber drivers in New York are protesting for the second time in a month.
New EU-Digital Economy Commissioner comes from Germany: The Previous Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger now assumes responsibility for the portfolio ‘Digital Economy and Society’. Several times Oettingers’ predecessor Neelie Kroes described the taxi industry as a cartel. Hopefully her successor is better informed.
Next Stop – South of France and Singapore: after Paris, Lyon and Lille, uber now plans to offer its service also in Bordeaux, Nizza and Toulouse. And in Asia the next stop is Singapore.
Opel reveals more details on new Vivaro Combi: “European airport shuttle drivers everywhere are probably really excited”, says GM.