Just a day before the inauguration of the Tesla Model S at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the Chinese car and battery manufacturer BYD (Build Your Dreams) presented 35 of the in total 50 e-taxi models for the Brussels market. Lined up with one of Brussels famous landmarks, the Cinquantenaire archway, as a backdrop, the operators and(…)
It seems that the much-hyped ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ programme of former Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has come apart at the seams. At a Manhattan appellate court, New York’s cab fleet operators gained permission to appeal the city’s $ 1 billion plan to make the Nissan NV200 the city’s(…)
In its ‘biggest conference ever’ with around 200 attendees from numerous countries, the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) mainly dealt with two topics: apps and accessibility. Not that there were not many more other topics at the 24th IATR Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans from September 21 to 24, but somehow they all had(…)
One of the largest private hire groups in the UK (and in Europe), Addison Lee, has been put up for sale by its private equity owner Carlyle Group, reports The Guardian. Both Carlyle and Addison Lee declined to comment.
Moovel GmbH (formerly known as Daimler Mobility Services GmbH) has added the German taxi-apps myTaxi (Intelligent Apps GmbH) and Ridescout (USA) to its portfolio. The general mobility app moovel (part of Daimler Financial Services AG) was one of the largest investors in myTaxi, together with T-Mobile. Both companies will continue their activities from their present(…)
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(…)