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
New carpooling service is illegal: In California, Uber and Lyft are not allowed to continue offering a service where two individual passengers pay separate fares to share one car. Despite this decision, Lyft won´t stop. This remembers the uber-strategy in Europe.
Hamburgs taxidriver were tested: the tv-journal “markt” tested six taxidrivers from Hamburg with a positive result: 5-1 for the good ones. The video is spoken in german language.
Quote of the day
“If Travis Kalanick is Al Capone 2.0, are you then his governor in Germany?”
Taxidriver Clemens Grün from Hamburg to Uber Germany CEO Fabien Nestmann during a recent conference organized by the Blacklane app.
Discussions with Uber in Berlin: for the first time Uber CEO Germany and the president of the German Taxi-association BZP were face to face during a conference in Berlin. Many German newspapers reported ‘emotional discussions’.
In opinion suryeys taxis win: the „Zeit“ weekly magazine „Zeit“ the company Puls carried out independent opinion surveys about Uber and Taxis. The result: Uber is not very popular in Germany.
The German automobile club ADAC denies cooperation with Uber: Customers with an ADAC-creditcard get bonus points for using their creditcard to pay Uber-Pop trips.
Comeback of Renault Fluence Z.E.: Renault’s electric car ‘Fluence’, which disapeared from the European market, is heading for a new life in China.
New Face for Peugeot 508: The new 508 comes with a brand-new engine line-up.
New Yorks taxi-women: ess than 3 percent of the city’s about 115,000 licensed taxi, livery and limousine drivers are women. An app called SheTaxi wants to locate taxis with a female driver.