TAXI & FHV

German taxi association BZP demands national ‘E-Mobility Stimulus Programme’

German taxi association BZP demands national ‘E-Mobility Stimulus Programme’

In view of the ongoing diesel debate and the discussion about inner-city driving bans, the German Taxi and Private Hire Association BZP – at its Autumn conference in Jena – calls for a state-run “economic stimulus program.” The association’s president, Michael Müller, who was confirmed in office in Jena for another four-year term, said: “We(…)

PRODUCT NEWS

Telstra acquires MTData to grow connected vehicle activity

Telstra acquires MTData to grow connected vehicle activity

Telstra has acquired Australian company MTData for an undisclosed fee, reports StartUp Daily, as it aims to grow out a “key pillar” of its connected vehicle offering. Founded in Australia in 2003, MTData has 11 global offices and operates across the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, the Middle East, providing GPS telematics and fleet management(…)

OPINION

There’s blood In the water In Silicon Valley –  The bad new politics of big tech.

There’s blood In the water In Silicon Valley – The bad new politics of big tech.

Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s Editor in Chief wrote this interesting and critical piece on the growing distrust of Silicon Valley companies – including Uber. The blinding rise of Donald Trump over the past year has masked another major trend in American politics: the palpable, and perhaps permanent, turn against the tech industry, BuzzFeed writes. The new(…)

INSTANT INTELL

Pat Russo Partner at Windels Marx New York

Pat Russo Partner at Windels Marx New York

Pasqualino ‘Pat’ Russo of the Transportation Practice Group at Windels Marx has been named partner. Since joining the firm in 2012, Pat has represented and counseled a diverse array of clients in the practice group in the areas of ground transportation regulation and licensing, compliance, regulatory reforms, accessibility, medallion market valuation, corporate investigations, litigation, employment(…)

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