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Daimler Financial Services becomes Daimler Mobility

Daimler Financial Services becomes Daimler Mobility

Following the growing success of its moovel and car2go mobility services and its mobility joint venture with BMW, Daimler Financial Services (Daimler FS) will be rebranded Daimler Mobility later this year, it was announced as the company published its annual report – FleetMobility reports.   The financial division of Daimler AG had a successful 2018: about half(…)

More green (hydrogen) taxis for Denmark

More green (hydrogen) taxis for Denmark

The Danish government has presented a plan to kickstart the green transition for the taxi sector. From 2025 all taxis in Denmark must be zero emission and from January 2019, all current green taxis will receive benefits. All taxi drivers who own a zero-emission car, such as a hydrogen fuel car, will now be guaranteed(…)

Dubai Taxi fleet adds 1,090 new vehicles – mostly hybrids

Dubai Taxi fleet adds 1,090 new vehicles – mostly hybrids

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai on Saturday announced it will be adding 1,090 new vehicles to the Dubai Taxi fleet. According to Gulf News, the new vehicles will include 776 hybrid vehicles powered by fuel and electricity. This means the total number of hybrid vehicles in the Dubai Taxi fleet will grow(…)

mytaxi, Europe’s leading taxi app, announces new management structure.

mytaxi, Europe’s leading taxi app, announces new management structure.

- Eckart Diepenhorst has been appointed acting CEO of mytaxi – Diepenhorst will be supported by Johannes Mewes (CPO), Andy Batty (acting COO), Thomas Zimmermann (CMO), Jan Sören Ramm (CTO) and Lena Dröge (People Director) – Marc Berg is the new CEO of mytaxi’s Parent Company Intelligent Apps mytaxi, Europe’s leading taxi app, earlier this(…)

Groupe Renault (RCI Bank and Services) acquires iCabbi

Groupe Renault (RCI Bank and Services) acquires iCabbi

Irish taxi software provider iCabbi gets a lift from Renault, the Irish Times reports: A subsidiary of French car maker Renault has taken a 75 per cent stake in iCabbi, an Irish company that specialises in cloud-based taxi dispatch services. RCI Bank and Services, the wholly-owned financial services provider for Groupe Renault, said the investment(…)

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(…)

Contribution-based rideshare app announces launch

Contribution-based rideshare app announces launch

Chimo Applications Inc. announced the launch of its contribution based rideshare app called ifare that allows passengers and drivers to connect and get to where they need to be. Drivers and passengers can upload 3 pictures and provide a brief description of themselves in their profile. “Originally the app was designed for students to connect with other(…)

New business for Sweden’s Pointguard in the Middle East

New business for Sweden’s Pointguard in the Middle East

Recently Emirates Transport decided to choose Pointguard’s iToplight D-500 for their new taxi fleet in Abu Dhabi. The D-500 has already been on airport and smart taxis in Abu Dhabi for several years and after becoming the role model for the new regulations the Pointguard’s D-500 is now also making its way onto the Silver(…)

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