July 24, 2019

American ride-sharing firm Uber and their Indian based counterparts Ola are both weighing up the possibility of purchasing London private hire company Addison Lee.

According to a report by Sky News, the two parties are amongst a handful in talks with Addison Lee Group...

July 22, 2019

A female passenger has been charged a whopping £80 as a cleaning fee for leaving a few Skittles on the floor of her Uber ride.

Lydia Williams posted on social media her shock at receiving the charge from the ride-sharing firm, saying: "Can't believe I've had an £80 char...

July 20, 2019

Skoda UK has developed a new smartphone app which lets parents charge their kids via the currency of chores.

Launched ahead of the summer holidays, the SKODA PARENT TAXI app has been created as part of new research by Skoda which found Britain’s parents drive approxim...

July 15, 2019

ViaVan, the joint-venture between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans in Europe, has been granted a 3-year Private Hire Vehicle Operator license renewal to continue to operate on-demand shared transport in London by Transport for London (TfL). 

Since its launch in April 2018,...

July 4, 2019

London's transport licensing authority TfL have granted Indian based ride-hailing firm Ola a licence to operate in the capital. 

As reported in TechCrunch, Ola said it had been given the green light to launch its services in London alongside their biggest competitor Ub...

July 3, 2019

This week mytaxi rebranded to FREE NOW as the firm seeks to introduce broader mobility options to users.

In the UK, FREE NOW is looking to pilot its taxi sharing scheme, “Match” in some cities outside of London in the coming months. Furthermore, the company is lobbyin...

July 3, 2019

Hailing a taxi used to mean keeping your eyes on the road for a cab, but this week Londoners are being encouraged to look on pavements, inside phone boxes and even up trees. 

From today, e-hailing app FREE NOW, is hiding 100 miniature black taxis around the capital with...

June 23, 2019

It's been revealed in Wired that ride hailing-app Kapten are editing their drivers’ profile photos to make them look as though they are wearing suits.

The company, formerly known as Chauffeur Prive, had in the past encouraged drivers to don a uniform consisting of a sui...

June 18, 2019

A new Google Maps feature could cause UK taxi drivers “unnecessary difficulties” according to an industry legal expert.

Google are testing a new feature that will alert you if your taxi or minicab driver begins to drive you off route. The new alert feature was designe...

June 16, 2019

Urban transport app Citymapper are shutting down their smart e-bus service in London next month.

In a statement made on Medium, a Citymapper spokesperson lists a number of reasons for shutting down the service. The last day of operation will be 14 July.

The firm said t...

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