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eCab serves new continent

eCab serves new continent

eCab has signed up Meru Cabs in India with 7 cities as part of the eCab Alliance. Meru Cabs was founded in 2007 in Mumbai and today also serves Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Chennai. According to eCab Meru Cabs is a market leader in high quality taxi services. • eCab opens another continent. 

At last: Ford boosts Lincoln brand with attention and money

At last: Ford boosts Lincoln brand with attention and money

With FHV-companies bemoaning the death of their favourite vehicle, the Lincoln Town Car (and feverishly looking for workable and reasonably-priced alternatives), and other customers thinking the brand had virtually disappeared, Ford’s new CEO, Mark Fields, had to make a choice: kill the brand or throw money at it and revive the Lincoln brand. With a(…)

Daimler sells Tesla-share and restructures cooperation

Daimler sells Tesla-share and restructures cooperation

Daimler AG has reorganized its cooperation with Tesla Motors Inc. Daimler terminated the share-price hedge it initiated in 2013 and has sold its stake in Tesla of approximately 4%. The cooperation between the partners on the automotive projects continues. Development work for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is completed and the partnership with Tesla remains(…)

TEMSA exhibits at Chauffeur Driven Expo

TEMSA exhibits at Chauffeur Driven Expo

TEMSA (distributed by CH Bus Sales) will be exhibiting its fully integral mid-size TS 30 coach at the Chauffeur Driven Expo (November 2-5, Atlantic City). This marriage between American driveline technology (Cummins ISB 250 HP-EPA 13 engine and Allison B300 automatic transmission) and superb European technology makes the TS 30 a luxurious and spacious interior(…)

Ride Genie unique e-hailing app in Las Vegas

Ride Genie unique e-hailing app in Las Vegas

Ride Genie, developed with the taxi industry by IVSC, has made its debut in Las Vegas as the city’s first and only approved e-hailing app. Mark James, President and CEO of Las Vegas based Integrity Vehicle Solutions Company (IVSC), said that his company launched the first and only regulator approved e-hailing application in Las Vegas:(…)

eCab move headquarters to London

eCab move headquarters to London

eCab has completed its move from Dublin to London. Its office and staff are now headquartered in the Hamilton House on Mabledon Place in Bloomsbury, London, less than a 100 metres from Kings Cross and St. Pancras. eCab says more colleagues will be moving in from Paris and the app-people “are very much looking forward(…)

Nissan’s Andy Palmer joins Aston Martin as CEO

Nissan’s Andy Palmer joins Aston Martin as CEO

British sports car maker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. appointed Nissan Executive Andy Palmer (51) as its new CEO. Aston Martin’s previous CEO, Ulrich Bez (70) left in 2013. At Nissan Andy Palmer was Chief Planning Officer (and was earlier also involved in Nissan’s New York taxi project). He recently was also very much involved with(…)

VeriFone expands its taxi and media services to Turkey and Mexico

VeriFone expands its taxi and media services to Turkey and Mexico

Verifone’s latest plans aim at extending VeriFone’s Taxi & Media services to more than 20,000 additional taxis. VeriFone Systems not only moves into Istanbul in Turkey, but also to Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. Through this expansion, VeriFone stands to provide more than 20,000 additional taxis with secure, in-taxi and mobile payments, mobile hailing and booking, and(…)

Hansa-Taxi donates 600 advertising spaces on cab doors

Hansa-Taxi donates 600 advertising spaces on cab doors

Hamburg’s largest taxi company, Hansa Funktaxi eG 211211 (430 taxi operators, 800 cabs, 1.200 taxi drivers), just launched its new campaign ‘Helping door’. In this campaign it donates the advertising space on the 600 rear doors of 300 taxis to charitable organisations. “For us these social activities are a socio-political duty”, said Hansa Taxi CEO(…)

TaxiMagic rebrands as Curb

TaxiMagic rebrands as Curb

TaxiMagic, one of the oldest apps connecting passengers to drivers (launched January 2009) – if not the oldest app in the taxi and FHV-industry – changed its name into Curb. With the new name, dropping ‘taxi’ from its brand, the company hopes to extend its horizon in the ground transportation industry. “As Curb, we will(…)

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