Since the beginning of November, German taxi drivers need to buckle up during a trip with customers. This exception to German traffic law was created in the ‘70’s because of a large number of very aggressive attacks on taxi drivers during taxi trips. Nowadays the danger to traffic safety is higher than to the driver’s […]
The travel and booking site GoEuro examined the costs of public transport, taxi and Uber in 60 world cities. GoEuro is the first site that also takes into account the (average) cost of Uber in such a comparison. And it shows that Uber -compared with the taxi fares- is not always the cheapest provider. But […]
The Alibaba Group announced that its online travel business, Taobao Travel (trip.taobao.com) will become an independent business and brand named ‘Alitrip’. Like Taobao Marketplace, Tmall.com and Juhuasuan, ‘Alitrip’ will be another marketplace platform under the Alibaba Group umbrella with a new independent web domain www.alitrip.com. Alitrip will also include booking taxis.
Uber, which had, by opening its booking site to third parties, already partnered with several partners in the US (including Starbucks, the Hyatt hotel group and United Airlines), now offers a link with KLM for KLM’s CityTrips. ‘Ubers’ kan be ordered through the KLM-website. The traveller can choose a start location and a destination (there […]
The Swedish Svea Taxi Alliance – a network of 80 companies built around Taxi Stockholm and Taxi Göteborg, has given its booking site www.sveataxi.se a facelift. Users now directly enter the booking portal from which they can organize and pre-book their taxis throughout Sweden on the web and by app. All SVEA’s affiliated taxi company […]
On November 2, SuperShuttle will begin limited residential service in Las Vegas. Residents in Sun City, Summerlin and Red Rock communities will be able to use SuperShuttle’s shared-ride service to and from the Las Vegas International airport.
“Stressed Stockholmers are always pushed for time, and it is easy to become depressed by the dark and cold as autumn takes hold. During October, Stockholmers only see daylight for ten hours a day – and even then it is often obscured by cloud. This affects our mood and the ‘winter blues’ can easily set […]
On April 30, 2014, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) adopted rules requiring a $0.30 per ride surcharge on Taxicab and Street Hail Livery (SHL) hail trips starting on January 1, 2015. These surcharges will be placed into the Taxicab Improvement and SHL Improvement Funds for the Taxicab and SHL industries. Initially, the Funds seek […]
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 […]
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Europe’s fifth airport in passenger numbers and world-wide the one with the smallest impact on the environment, will soon have a fleet of a 167 Tesla Model S-taxis. At the end of October, the first 50 were presented at the airport, supplied by 2 different taxi companies, BIOS Group (which will eventually […]