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
UberPOP on the retreat in Germany: In Berlin UberPOP customers will pay in future only 35 cents instead of 1,60 per kilometers. The price is below the actual operating costs and the company can work legally as a ride share. A similar strategy is conceivable in other cities.
Quote of the day
“What can be said against a kind of “light“ passenger transport certificate if all safety aspects are covered for the passengers?”
Uber spokeman, Fabien Nestmann, continues to insist on changes to the law.
Careful when using traffic cameras: Those passing traffic camera images on to the police or the insurance or posts then on the Internet can be fined up to 300,000 Euros. Pioneer of this strict control is in the State of Bavaria in Germany.
Is the (German) car industry missing out on electric mobility? A fascinating documentary on the subject was broadcast this week by the Second German Television (ZDF). The video can still be accessed until October, 15.
Korean natural gas and hybrid versions: Kia and Hyundai are now offering solutions for alternative sources of power.
Citan available as taxi: Mercedes-Benz offers the Citan with a taxi-specific conversion made by the German manufacturer Intax.