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London’s black cabs introduce split payment via Gett

London’s black cabs introduce split payment via Gett

Gett, the global app for on-demand transportation, is proud to announce you can now split your fare payment when riding in over 15,000 black cabs in the UK. Since one person usually hails the cab, splitting cash payments can be awkward or put you out of pocket. No more worrying about ordering a cab for(…)

Taxi-hailing app Curb (Verifone) takes on Uber with a new weapon

Taxi-hailing app Curb (Verifone) takes on Uber with a new weapon

After being caught like a deer in Uber’s headlights for the past five years, the taxi industry appears to be waking up, writes Matthew Flamm of Crain’s in New York.   Verifone Taxi Systems announced Wednesday that its recently acquired cab-hailing app Curb (previously Taxi Magic) will soon launch in New York with an advance-booking(…)

Taxis Verts launches UK-app Splyt in Brussels

Taxis Verts launches UK-app Splyt in Brussels

‘Order and share a taxi with the new application Splyt and save up to 40% off for the ride’. That’s what Brussels leading radio circuit Taxis Verts (600 cabs) promises its old and new customers since yesterday. Splyt, a global first in the taxi industry according to Taxis Verts, offers a unique and innovative service(…)

Should US government speed up development of self-driving cars?

Should US government speed up development of self-driving cars?

Executives from companies developing self-driving cars will testify before a congressional committee on Tuesday March 15. The head of Google’s self-driving car program, along with representatives from GM and Lyft, will testify about the government’s role in promoting the technology — after manufacturers complained that regulation was hampering its development. The meet comes shortly after(…)

Is BMW working on a rival to Uber?

Is BMW working on a rival to Uber?

BMW Is readying a rival to Uber and ride-sharing services in Germany say German media, Bloomberg and webmagazine Skift. We’ve long wished to see an old-school yet innovative transport brand take on Uber. BMW may just be that brand. BMW is said to be exploring offering a ride-sharing service, something that would pit it against(…)

Cabonline Group announces changes in the Leadership Team

Cabonline Group announces changes in the Leadership Team

Following the acquisition of Fagelviksgruppen (now renamed Cabonline Group) by investment capital group H.I.G. Capital in London, Thomas Ekman (46), at present CEO Tele2 Sverige will join Cabonline Group as CEO and will assume his position on the 25th of April. He succeeds temporary CEO Ole Oftedal, who stays on as Chairman of the Board(…)

New automatic concierge service with Bttn

New automatic concierge service with Bttn

The leading taxi operator in San Diego launches a concierge service with Bttn to provide a better way of calling cabs than ride-sharing apps. San Diego Yellow, the leading taxi company in San Diego with over 300 vehicles, launches its new Concierge service with Bttn, the internet-connected push button. Restaurants, hotels and boutiques frequented by(…)

Turkish Karsan moves its marketing and sales to Italy

Turkish Karsan moves its marketing and sales to Italy

Turin-based Karsan-Italy will engage in the marketing, sales and aftersales activities for Karsan-branded vehicles in Western Europe. Karsan, a prominent Turkish automotive manufacturer specialised in the creation, production and sales of urban and suburban transport vehicles, founded Karsan Italy S.R.L headquartered in Turin, Italy on 12 December 2014. David Siviero, who has senior management experience(…)

Ride Genie becomes Nevada’s universal FHV-app

Ride Genie becomes Nevada’s universal FHV-app

Las Vegas-based Integrity Vehicle Solutions Company’s (IVSC) e-hailing app Ride Genie received unanimous approval from the Nevada Taxicab Authority to enable passengers in Las Vegas to use the app to hail taxicabs throughout Las Vegas. Offering the same convenience and cashless payment features as popular ride sharing apps, Ride Genie is the first e-hailing app(…)

Expedia buys Travelocity

Expedia buys Travelocity

Expedia just agreed to buy its fellow travel booking site Travelocity for $280 million in cash, nearly two years after the two forged a marketing and technology partnership. Expedia will acquire Travelocity from the company’s current parent, the Sabre Corporation. The acquisition will furnish Expedia with another well-known name in the travel industry. Expedia already(…)

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