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...
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...
< Newer Posts
Older Posts >
Private hire driver has licence renewed despite a previous conviction of illegally plying for hire
October 23, 2019
Man illegally plying for hire found in an untaxed, uninsured and unroadworthy vehicle
Telford and Wrekin Council set to bring in new policy to determine the suitability of taxi and private hire drivers
‘Drivers who leave their engines on when parked should be fined’ says RAC research
Taxi rank witness appeal after woman and man punched in the face by thug
October 22, 2019
Google Maps 'Stay Safer' while travelling in a taxi or private hire vehicle feature coming to a city near you
BP Chargemaster wins top award for EV charging innovation
Taxi driver punched repeatedly and robbed by masked knife wielding trio
October 21, 2019
Man left with serious head injuries and rushed to hospital following attack at taxi rank
Warning issued after Cheltenham woman says she unknowingly got into a fake taxi in the city centre
Shock discovery as RSPCA rescues snake from Welsh taxi cab bonnet
Liverpool council enforcement catches several rogue minicabs falling short of licensing requirements
October 20, 2019
Man who posed as a private hire driver before raping female passenger still amongst 10 most wanted
Suspect taxis and minicabs targeted in Thames Valley safety and licensing checks
October 19, 2019
Nearly a third of all UK motorists have witnessed physical abuse in last year
Private hire driver who said he was working on the Uber app and needed cash to eat, has licence suspended for 'Pirating'
Early Day Motion tabled calling for reform of taxi laws to be brought forward as a matter of public safety
October 18, 2019