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Taxi Helsinki started offering fixed-fare trips

Taxi Helsinki started offering fixed-fare trips

Taxi Helsinki, the largest Finnish taxi company and market-leader in the Helsinki market, has introduced a flat-rate taxi fare, writes Kauppalehti. To get a pre-determined price clients need to use the Taxi Helsinki app. “The app provides the customer with a pre-certified price at the time of the order, and the fixed price varies, for(…)

You can still register for Taxi & Mobility Update in Brussels! April 19-20, 2018!

You can still register for Taxi & Mobility Update in Brussels! April 19-20, 2018!

You can still register for the sixth Taxi & Mobility Update, which will be held in Brussels on April 19 and 20, 2018 at the Van der Valk Hotel just near Brussels Airport. The key question for this year: ‘Access to the Mobility Market’. Or: Who’s in, who’s out? You can register here: http://www.mobilityintell.com/registration-update-2018/ Conference(…)

Worth a look – great pictures of taxi drivers

Worth a look – great pictures of taxi drivers

Photographer Matthew Joseph took pictures of taxi drivers in six cities and asked what drew them to the profession. “As a photographer it’s people, faces, journeys and stories that fascinate me,” says Joseph. “Taxi drivers tick these boxes in abundance.” Shot over a 12-month period, Joseph started the project in New York and moved to(…)

The new symbiosis between automakers and ride-hailing companies

The new symbiosis between automakers and ride-hailing companies

Automakers will increasingly find themselves in a complicated relationship with ride-hailing companies such as Lyft and Uber. The latter will be competitors but also customers. In the next few years, sales to drivers for Lyft, Uber and others will almost certainly offset declines in car purchases by users of the services. As shared mobility services(…)

What Wall Street can learn from Yellow Taxis and Uber

What Wall Street can learn from Yellow Taxis and Uber

Just a few years ago in New York City, the yellow cab was dominant. The service and comfort weren’t great, the cabs were often dirty, and they were scarce when most needed, but they were so lucrative that a taxi medallion cost over $1 million. Technology had already disrupted everything from music to retailing, but(…)

ViaVan launches in Amsterdam, Berlin opening still pending

ViaVan launches in Amsterdam, Berlin opening still pending

ViaVan, the joint venture between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans, on March 5 announced the launch of its shared ride service in Amsterdam. This is the company’s first of several planned deployments in the European market. The Berlin opening, where the local public transport company BVG and ViaVan are teaming up, seems to have stalled, as(…)

Registration open for Taxi & Mobility Update April 19-20, 2018 Brussels

Registration open for Taxi & Mobility Update April 19-20, 2018 Brussels

Registration is now open for the sixth Taxi & Mobility Update, which will be held in Brussels on April 19 and 20, 2018 at the Van der Valk Hotel just near Brussels Airport. The key question for this year: ‘Access to the Mobility Market’. Or: Who’s in, who’s out? You can register here: http://www.mobilityintell.com/registration-update-2018/ The(…)

HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business

HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business

Uber and Lyft have made it easier to get around town, but the service isn’t designed for young people. Unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18 are forbidden from ordering cars. So how are children supposed to go from one activity to the next when their parents are busy? Well, there’s carpools or nannies, but a(…)

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