Hermann Waldner (taxi.eu): “An app-based high-quality worldwide taxi service network is no utopia”

July 7th, 2017|

Taxi.eu is one of the earliest partners in UpTop. From the start Taxi Berlin CEO Hermann Waldner (64) put his shoulders under this international project. Apart from being involved in FMS Systems (taxi.eu), the leading [...]

Toyota invests in Maas Global; MaaS Global expects West-Midlands, Antwerp and Amsterdam to go live this year

July 7th, 2017|

Toyota Financial Services (TFS), together with its insurance partner announced it has made a significant investment in the Finnish company MaaS Global Ltd. MaaS Global Ltd was established in April 2016 to provide multi-modal transportation services. […]

Same service same rules, says top EU court advisor

July 5th, 2017|Tags: , |

The European Court of Justice, ruling this week in a French case involving Uber, has backed IRU’s long-held position on fair taxi markets that provide high quality, accessible, safe and reasonably priced mobility. The top [...]

UpTop partners look at including taxis in European mobility solution

June 21st, 2017|Tags: , |

UpTop partners explored in their meeting yesterday different modalities of integrating taxi services. The discussion focused on the creation of potential synergies between UpTop and MyCorridor, a European Union funded project which counts IRU as [...]

IRU presents UpTop and ‘Taxi of the Future’ at Taxi & Mobility Update 2017

June 7th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Some participants enjoyed exactly that look into the future to which quite a few other speakers added. Others liked the technical updates or the regulatory discussion with top-regulators from New York, San Francisco, London, Brussels [...]

New EP TRAN study on ‘Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy’

June 7th, 2017|Tags: , |

The recently published study ‘Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy’ by the European Parliament’s Transport & Tourism Committee (TRAN) analyses the disruption created by shared mobility in the funding of transport infrastructure. The study recognizes [...]

European Court’s opinion on Uber confirms IRU principle “same business, same rules”

May 12th, 2017|Tags: , |

IRU and UpTop welcome the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice on Uber clarifying that the company is not just an intermediary between drivers and passengers but a transport service provider. The [...]

UpTop partners underline the importance of taxis in the ‘Mobility as a Service’ scheme

May 5th, 2017|Tags: |

IRU/MaaS Alliance workshop recently held in Brussels focused on new mobility schemes and next steps for the deployment of integrated, personalised, on-demand urban transport across Europe. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) puts the user at [...]

‘Taxi of the Future’ group discusses future scenarios

April 28th, 2017|

On March 9 over 40 stakeholders in the taxi industry had found their way to The Hotel in Brussels to reflect on developments and challenges in the taxi and PHV industry as part of IRU’s [...]