At an event in London’s Docklands the new London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) – formerly London Taxi Company – today unveiled the new electric ‘London’ taxi. The new cab will keep the TX prefix, but will be called TX eCity. At the same time the company underlined its international aspirations by announcing an order for(…)
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The TX, LEVC’s new electric taxi, combines the company’s expertise as a manufacturer of urban commercial vehicles with proven electric vehicle technology and the latest in advanced material manufacturing. This combination of old and new is reflected in the look of the vehicle. The instantly recognisable rectangular grille and circular headlights have been incorporated into(…)
Later this year, a two-kilometre route in Greenwich will become the site of the first real driverless taxi trial in the UK. The route, connecting a hotel close to the O2 Arena with the Millennium Village housing development, will have four stops and will also call at a river-bus stop and the Emirates Airline cable-car terminal.(…)
New York Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said he will introduce a bill to require half of Uber and other black cars to be wheelchair accessible, just like yellow cabs. As the taxi industry continues to reel, City Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez called for new rules to “level the playing field” between cabs and ride-hail operators(…)
Katrin Bennhold has written an intimate portrait of the Black Cab vs. Uber ‘wars’ in London for the New York Times. A detailed and brilliant piece, I would have liked to have written it myself. Bennhold also frames the ‘war’ in a different context. Worth a read! The photos (by Andrew Testa) are great too!(…)
The Frankfurt regional court has banned the activities of Amsterdam-registered Uber BV throughout Germany, in particular as far as ridesharing with private drivers is concerned (UberPOP, UberX in the US). Each infringement carries a fine of 250,000 euros or a prison sentence of six months. The judge decided that the German Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)(…)
The international transport organization IRU (International Road Transport Union) warmly welcomes the news that UberPOP has been banned from operating on German territory. This follows on from the recent bans in The Netherlands, Brussels, Milan and other cities. The rest of Europe must follow to guarantee safe and secure quality services for citizens. Dutch regulators(…)
In 1990 radio circuits in the Scandinavian countries started the Nordic User Group. Initially for the MDI dispatch system, then for Motorola, MDSI and finally for DDS. Nowadays all participants have different fleet management systems, but the group is as tightly-knit as ever.
In view of the evaluation of the taxi-element in the Dutch law governing Passenger Transport (Wp2000), Henk Kamp, Secretary of Economic Affairs, recently hinted at a review of the rules that apply to apps, in particular Uber. The evaluation is due this Autumn and the Secretary was reacting to parliamentary questions regarding the ban on(…)
As a result of the large-scale demo in Paris on June 11, representatives of the taxi unions and associations were invited to discuss the problems surrounding the ‘VTC’ with representatives of the French prime-minister.