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Mercedes-Benz Vans attacks with the new Vito

Mercedes-Benz Vans attacks with the new Vito

Mercedes-Benz is striving to attain a leading position in the mid-size van segment with its new Vito model series. The highly versatile and professional van in the 2.5-3.2 t GVW segment offers a broad range of outstanding features. The new Vito is the first van in the mid-size segment to offer three different drive system(…)

Mobility Ventures signs MV-1 MENA distributor

Mobility Ventures signs MV-1 MENA distributor

Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the ‘inclusive’ MV-1, announced the appointment of MENA Mobility Solutions LLC, Dubai, U.A.E., as the exclusive Middle East and North African distributor for the MV-1, the world’s first and only purpose-built, universally accessible vehicle, designed from the ground up in support of wheelchair users. With its HQ in South(…)

CabbyPay: new taxi payment-platform

CabbyPay: new taxi payment-platform

CabbyPay intends to change in-cab payments with its free, web-based payment platform. The new web based app enables cab drivers to take credit card payments quickly while avoiding the annoying wasted time and money of processing credit cards. To encourage cabbies to give the service a ‘test drive,’ CabbyPay is now offering a $20, no-obligation(…)

Taxi Magic Surprises Los Angeles with ‘Taxi Truth or Dare’ Promo

Taxi Magic Surprises Los Angeles with ‘Taxi Truth or Dare’ Promo

With new CEO Pat Lashinsky at the helm, US-based travel app Taxi Magic is making its presence felt in its major markets. At the beginning of June the app surprised dozens of Los Angeles taxi users with an in-taxi comedian, games and prizes. Earlier Taxi Magic had dared Angelenos to hail a taxi in its(…)

Mercedes-Benz pioneers self-driving truck

Mercedes-Benz pioneers self-driving truck

“The truck of the future is a Mercedes-Benz that drives itself.” Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, member of Daimler’s Board of Management responsible for Daimler Trucks and Buses, came straight to the point in his description of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, which had its world premiere mid-June.

Tapit, VeriFone and Celebrity Cruises provide competition in London cabs.

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,(…)

E-cab extends to 10 cities

E-cab extends to 10 cities

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.

The first Mercedes me store in Hamburg

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 launches first 18-seater Transit Minibus

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.

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