October 22, 2019

Google Maps has spent the best part of five months testing a new feature in India that will alert you if your taxi or ride-sharing driver begins to drive you off route, and are now ready for the start of their global launch.

The new alert feature, named 'Stay safer',...

October 14, 2019

Bolt, Uber's biggest European rival, have announced the launch of an XL category from today which gives customers access to larger vehicles via the app.

XL is a bespoke category for bigger groups with a seating capacity of up to six passengers. 

The introduction of thi...

October 6, 2019

Energy giant to scale back FarePilot project

Anglo-Dutch oil giants Shell, who threw their hat into the private hire ring by bidding for a minicab operator’s licence in London nearly 2 years ago have done an "about-face" and scaled back the project. 

In January 2018, Tax...

October 2, 2019

Ride-hailing service, Ola, today launched its app in Coventry and Warwick, with London to follow before the end of the year.

Ola, who originated from India, have been recruiting and training drivers from the local area over the past three weeks.

Local councils granted th...

September 17, 2019

Bolt, the on-demand transportation platform, has announced journeys taken using its platform in Europe will be carbon neutral by offsetting emissions. 

The Estonia-headquartered company revealed a number of commitments as part of its environmental strategy, called ‘Gr...

September 4, 2019

Shares of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft have dropped to new lows on Tuesday, with both companies finishing on their lowest close since launching.

Uber followed ride-hailing rival Lyft with their IPO launch back in May, but both companies have seen a negative react...

September 3, 2019

A former Uber driver is aiming to shake off the industry's bad reputation of inflexible working hours and poor payment conditions for drivers across London.

Karjoin is a neo-capitalist ride-hailing app which shares all its profits with its members to provide both sust...

August 28, 2019

The launch of a new taxi booking concept called Mytaxio, is looking to shake up the industry and empower drivers across the UK.

Mytaxio, the brainchild of Patrick Holm, offers what it claims to be a groundbreaking solution for drivers as they seek to level the playing...

August 8, 2019

Ride-hailing firm Ola have completed over one million rides in their first year on British soil.

According to the operator, since the company launched in the UK almost one year ago, 22% of all rides are taken in Cardiff. 

Ola launched its British operation in the Welsh c...

July 25, 2019

Taxi ride-hailing app FREE NOW have faced criticism from drivers after increasing commission fees by 50% on all jobs.‬

‪From 1 August, FREE NOW, formally known as mytaxi, will increase its commission in London to 15%.  ‬

The firm say the increase is a “necess...

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