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.
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 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 […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
Uber-drivers are looking for fairness and a stronger voice with the app-company. That’s why this set up the California App-Based Drivers’ Association (CADA) which recently met in El Monte, California, to formalize its affiliation with Teamsters Local 986. CADA was established earlier this year in an effort to unite drivers who operate under smartphone-based ridesharing […]
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 […]
Bandwagon, a New York-based ridesharing app and logistics startup, is testing in-app integration with Hailo, one of the world’s fastest growing e-hail apps. This test is the first alliance between a leading shared ride company and an e-hail provider, and makes sharing taxis and splitting fares easier than ever.
The Frankfurt regional court has banned the activities of Amsterdam-registered Uber BV throughout Germany, in particular as far as ridesharing with private drivers is concerned (UberPOP, UberX in the US). Each infringement carries a fine of 250,000 euros or a prison sentence of six months. The judge decided that the German Passenger Transport Act (PBefG) […]