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Baltic boss: Taxify’s 24-year-old CEO is smashing Uber’s monopoly in Europe and Africa

Baltic boss: Taxify’s 24-year-old CEO is smashing Uber’s monopoly in Europe and Africa

Estonia has produced some superstar tech startups over the years. Skype and TransferWise are just two Estonian-born tech companies that have revolutionized the way people communicate or send money around the world. Now there’s Taxify, Estonia’s rapidly growing answer to Uber, which launched in 2013 and now has 500,000 drivers and 10 million customers across(…)

Christian Holzhauser new president for IRU’s TaxiGroup.

Christian Holzhauser new president for IRU’s TaxiGroup.

IRU’s TaxiGroup, the ‘Taxis and Hire Cars with Driver Group’, elected Austrian Mag. Christian Holzhauser as its new president for a period of 4 years. He succeeds Hubert Andela from Dutch association KNV Taxi, who led the group for nearly 11 years. Andela has recently taken up the directorship for the entire KNV association, a(…)

SuperShuttle names Gretchen Kihm-Stegall as Director of Business Development and Partnerships

SuperShuttle names Gretchen Kihm-Stegall as Director of Business Development and Partnerships

SuperShuttle, the nation’s largest airport ride service, has named Gretchen Kihm-Stegall as Director of Business Development and Partnerships. Kihm-Stegall has over 20 years of tenure in sales and marketing within the hospitality industry. Responsibilities at SuperShuttle include nurturing existing global partnerships and identifying new partnership opportunities. “We are thrilled to welcome Gretchen to our marketing group at(…)

Thomas Grätz (BZP): “A political solution is needed in the debate about driving bans in German inner cities. The taxi industry demands a sensible political solution.”

Thomas Grätz (BZP): “A political solution is needed in the debate about driving bans in German inner cities. The taxi industry demands a sensible political solution.”

Thomas Grätz, is a lawyer and managing director of the German Taxi Private Hire Association (BZP) e.V. Feb. 22, 2018 is marked on my calendar. A single sentence from the Federal Administrative Court could turn our lives upside down. It is about driving bans in German inner cities. In September 2016, the Düsseldorf Administrative Court(…)

Pat Russo Partner at Windels Marx New York

Pat Russo Partner at Windels Marx New York

Pasqualino ‘Pat’ Russo of the Transportation Practice Group at Windels Marx has been named partner. Since joining the firm in 2012, Pat has represented and counseled a diverse array of clients in the practice group in the areas of ground transportation regulation and licensing, compliance, regulatory reforms, accessibility, medallion market valuation, corporate investigations, litigation, employment(…)

Sausage spat erupts as Daimler shareholders battle at buffet

Sausage spat erupts as Daimler shareholders battle at buffet

As Daimler AG shareholders approved the biggest dividend in the company’s history, two investors got into a fight at its annual general meeting over complimentary sausages. The world’s second-biggest luxury-car maker called police to calm things down after one man began packing away multiple sausages from the buffet. A woman intervened, and the two got into(…)

How Lyft and Uber can improve transit agency budgets

How Lyft and Uber can improve transit agency budgets

In Brookings.com Joseph Kane, Adie Tomer and Robert Puentes claim that collaboration between the TNC’s and public transport companies – especially in the US – can alleviate the pressure on demand responsive (taxi-like) services for certain urban areas and needy customers. That probably does not extend to services geared to people with mobility handicaps. The(…)

Japan driverless taxi start-up eyes partnerships with automakers

Japan driverless taxi start-up eyes partnerships with automakers

Japan’s Robot Taxi aims to forge partnerships with carmakers to develop a driverless taxi service in time for the 2020 Olympics, the technology company said, holding its first tests on public roads and joining a global race to develop self-driving cars. Story by au.news.yahoo.com. The joint venture between gaming software maker DeNA Co and robotics(…)

Microtransit: Cities should explore innovation that will help move people

Microtransit: Cities should explore innovation that will help move people

Microtransit is the latest development in the US transportation landscape. In many areas keen entrepreneurs are providing public transport with small buses and only on certain routes. Pick up points vary but an app coordinates the customers, the network and pick-up points. The Globe and Mail in Canada discovered this microtransit is really taking off(…)

! ! ! Happy 2016 ! ! !

! ! ! Happy 2016 ! ! !

We wish you a very happy, innovative and mobile New Year! Also in 2016 we will keep you informed about the latest in the mobility world.

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