Following demands by the Spanish government, taxi associations and local politicians for the EU to intervene in the ‘battle of the taxi-apps’, the European Commission says it will not intervene in the conflict between taxi drivers and online car-sharing applications such as Uber, as the Spanish government had requested.
Although the wave of international taxi demonstrations, go-slows, marches and all-out strikes had started in London, many of the 12.000 London black cab taxi drivers (almost half the entire London taxi fleet) which blocked Whitehall and the streets around the political nerve-centre of the British capital, were probably unaware that their demonstration had promoted so many similar […]
In 600 branded London cabs travellers can now play in a Celebrity Cruises competition, playing for a luxury holiday. Tapit, a pioneer and global leader in contactless communications, deploys Tapit contactless infrastructure including NFC tags, QR codes & beacons that streamline how global companies deliver content to smartphone users within physical environments. The Celebrity Cruises campaign, […]
Taxi Union Lille has joined eCab, the taxi-app set up by Taxis G7 in Paris but now a separate entity in Dublin. The company in Lille completes the first 10 taxi companies which have already signed up.
Remember cars used to be sold and experienced in showrooms, usually not exactly in the city centre? Think again: Mercedes-Benz has just opened the first Mercedes me Store directly on the Hamburger Binnenalster. The city store at Ballindamm offers an interactive brand and product experience on an area of 550 square meters.
Ford has launched its biggest ever minibus, seating 17 passengers plus the driver, Europe-wide. The new minibus comes in a three-vehicle line-up (including 12- and 15-seater models) with fuel-efficiency improved up to 6 per cent compared to previous models.
Car2go is pulling out of the UK. The car-sharing scheme using Smarts, set up by Daimler and EuropCar, had been operating in three London boroughs since 2012 and in Birmingham since 2013.
The App Committee of the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) has studied the regulatory issues with ‘rideshare’ companies and has come up with an advisory alerting US regulators concerning insurance coverage issues raised by rideshare companies. Some of the concerns were:
On 23 May the Law Commission for England and Wales presented its final report and draft Bill on Taxi and Private Hire Services.
Following the large demonstration against Uber and other apps in the centre of London on June 11, announced by the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), cities like Paris and Berlin will follow the London-lead and also protest on that day.