What`s new in the taxi world? Our bilingual ‘Update’ summarizes the international news of the last days and hours. We recommend using a website-translator because some links can be in foreign languages.
Uber creates jobs and protects the environment: This was stated by boss Travis Kalanick recently during a digital conference in Munich. This argument is torn apart by critical journalists.
Even more billions for Uber: Again, the company has found more investors, this time for $1.6 billion.
America’s Most Hated Companies: In this ranking, Uber is now in sixth place.
Quote of the day
„Uber pays as little tax as possible everywhere in Europe. We cannot accept this in the long run. “
Andrea Nahles, Minister of Employment in Germany
Toyota models recalled due to airbag issue: In USA, the affected roughly 5.000 PriusV Hybrids are from model years 2014 and 2015. The problem with the hybrid MPVs centers on its Occupant Classification System.
News from Germany
Doubts about the bureaucracy: In Germany the minimum wage law has not yet been in force in Germany for one month and one of the ruling parties is already preparing improvements.
VW is extending its warranty campaign: since the summer of 2014, the buyer of a taxi of the Caddy or T5 brands is receiving a free extended warranty of up to two additional years or up to a maximum of 500,000 kilometers. The campaign which was valid until the end of 2014, is in cooperation with „Mobile Garantie Deutschland“ and has now been extended until June 30,2015.
The good news
Vienna app shares the cost of a taxi: From the perspective of the passenger Uber is a blessing because the customer likes to travel more cheaply. So the taxi industry must also be open to cheaper deals. The Vienna taxi centre „40 100“ shows how to do it.