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Still time to register: Taxi & Mobility Update April 19-20, 2018 – Brussels

Still time to register: Taxi & Mobility Update April 19-20, 2018 – Brussels

Still time to register for the sixth international Taxi & Mobility Update via this link: http://www.mobilityintell.com/registration-update-2018/ This annual event will be held in Brussels on April 19 and 20, 2018 at the Van der Valk Brussels Airport Hotel. The key question for this year: ‘Access to the Mobility Market’ The development of new forms of mobility(…)

Ride-sharing services face rocky road in Japan

Ride-sharing services face rocky road in Japan

Japan is proving a tough market to crack for ride-sharing service providers, and not just because of regulatory barriers — there is also a relative lack of demand in a country where taxis are safe, affordable and, in urban areas, easy to catch. Many Japanese also do not commute by car so only a few(…)

Uber, Lyft and Via sue to block wheelchair-accessibility mandate

Uber, Lyft and Via sue to block wheelchair-accessibility mandate

New York City’s three biggest ride-hail companies have banded together to undo the recently passed Taxi and Limousine Commission mandate requiring them to make wheelchair accessible service a growing part of their operations. Uber, Lyft, and Via filed a petition in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday asking that the TLC mandate be vacated(…)

Uber wants to be the über-provider in transportation

Uber wants to be the über-provider in transportation

Uber users will be able to book e-bikes, buy public transit tickets and rent a car via the Uber app — and it’s all part of a bigger plan Uber wants to be the app that connects people to all types of transportation, not just car rides, writes Johana Bhuiyan on RecodeNet. Uber isn’t just(…)

CEO Khosrowshahi promotes ‘nicer’ image for Uber

CEO Khosrowshahi promotes ‘nicer’ image for Uber

As part of the previous announcement, Uber-CEO Khosrowshahi also announced that the company is expanding its recently acquired bike-share service, Jump, to Washington, D.C., where there is an existing dockless bike-share pilot and several competitors. Uber is also beginning to work with local Washington, D.C., regulators to establish a data-sharing pilot that the company hopes(…)

Ride-sharing service ViaVan launches in London

Ride-sharing service ViaVan launches in London

ViaVan has launched a revolutionary ride-sharing service in London, where seamless journeys can be matched in real time across the city. ViaVan, the joint venture between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has announced the launch of its new shared ride service in London. Through the app, passengers will be seamlessly matched in real time with other(…)

Taxi drivers in Ireland seek action to cut cost of insurance

Taxi drivers in Ireland seek action to cut cost of insurance

According to The Times, taxi drivers in Ireland have called for new entrants to the motor insurance market to help reduce the cost of cover as new figures showed a significant increase in the number of hackney and taxi drivers refused insurance by providers. The number of taxi and hackney licence holders refused cover by(…)

Ride-hailing companies move into bikes

Ride-hailing companies move into bikes

Uber has acquired bike-sharing startup JUMP for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes shortly after TechCrunch reported that JUMP was in talks with Uber as well as with investors regarding a potential fundraising round involving Sequoia Capital’s Mike Moritz. At the time, JUMP was contemplating a sale that exceeded $100 million. We’re now hearing that(…)

Swedish Taxi Federation welcomes new bill for taxi

Swedish Taxi Federation welcomes new bill for taxi

The government proposes to introduce a new taxi category. “We welcome the government’s proposal for new legislation that will open up for technology development and new business models for taxis,” says Claudio Skubla, Director of the Swedish Taxi Association. It is also positive that the proposal increases the possibilities for tax control and protection of(…)

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