Paris-based BlaBlaCar long-distance ride-sharing network has raised a $100 million investment, according to venture capital firm Index Ventures. BlaBlaCar (founded 2006) serves more than 8 million customers in 12 countries and sees itself as an inexpensive alternative to planes and trains in city-to-city transport. Passengers make a contribution to travel costs, but drivers do not […]
Category: Top Stories
More rank space for Amsterdam taxi drivers: at night about a 125 loading and unloading sites for goods will become pop-up taxi ranks. The scheme, which starts in September, provides more rank space for Amsterdam’s cabs. An inventory by the local regulator showed a total of 250 potential sites for the entire city area, unfortunately […]
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.
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, […]
On 23 May the Law Commission for England and Wales presented its final report and draft Bill on Taxi and Private Hire Services.
Since the ’90’s The Netherlands opted for transporting people with mobility handicaps via a long-distance taxi system, separate from local transportation systems. Originally this Valys-system started with a combination of train and taxirides.
SuperShuttle has officially inaugurated its branded shared-ride service in Cancun on May 7
Nissan has started the production of its second all-electric vehicle (next to the Nissan LEAF) – the e-NV200 – which will be available as both a passenger vehicle, light commercial van and taxi.