Taxi & FHV

The new TX (eCity) by ‘new’ LEVC

The new TX (eCity) by ‘new’ LEVC

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(…)

First driverless taxi trial in UK

First driverless taxi trial in UK

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 calls to ‘level the playing field’ against Uber

New York Councilman calls to ‘level the playing field’ against Uber

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(…)

On London’s streets Black Cabs and Uber fight for a future

On London’s streets Black Cabs and Uber fight for a future

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!(…)

Uber to EU regulators: ‘Let’s be friends’

Uber to EU regulators: ‘Let’s be friends’

Uber is under fire across the Continent. It has also notched some wins. Meet the new cuddly Uber, which wants to be partners, not adversaries, with Europe’s disgruntled regulators. That was the message from Frances Frei, the ride-hailing app’s new senior vice president of leadership and strategy, in an interview with POLITICO last Friday. The(…)

Save the date: AGTA-conference September 10-13, Spokane

Save the date: AGTA-conference September 10-13, Spokane

Remember to block the dates of September 10-13 for the annual Fall AGTA (Airport Ground Transportation Association) Conference, this year hosted by the Spokane International Airport, Washington. The host hotel is the Historic Davenport Hotel. Following the traditional AGTA airport tour and adjournment at noon on Wednesday, September 15, AAAE plans to conduct their Parking(…)

Alberto ‘Tito’ Álvarez has led a three-year crusade against Uber |

Alberto ‘Tito’ Álvarez has led a three-year crusade against Uber |

Alberto ‘Tito’ Álvarez is a short, pot-bellied taxi driver from Barcelona. He’s also the man who might one day be remembered for bringing Uber to heel. As a founding member and chief spokesman of the Élite Taxi cooperative, the 40-year-old Spaniard has waged running battles against the California ridesharing company he accuses of unfairly undercutting(…)

Uber can change, ‘Wild Ride’ author Adam Lashinsky says

Uber can change, ‘Wild Ride’ author Adam Lashinsky says

Uber’s brand has been “severely tarnished” by months of scandals and executive departures, Fortune Executive Editor Adam Lashinsky says — but things can get better. On the latest episode of Recode Decode, Lashinsky spoke with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book “Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination,” which traces the rise of(…)

United Airlines makes clever (and technologically savvy) use of taxi cabs

United Airlines makes clever (and technologically savvy) use of taxi cabs

United Airlines has come up with an unusually clever way to try and convince New York City residents (a hard group to convince if there ever were one) that the Chicago-based carrier’s major hub at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey really is more readily accessible than John F. Kennedy International Airport, another(…)

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