Latest taxi-app publications

Uber introduces new app features to appease drivers

Ride-hailing giant Uber has announced a series of app updates and new features aimed at keeping its drivers sweet as complaints mount around how the company treats its ‘workers’. From this month, the San Francisco-based firm will allow its drivers to stop the clock without being penalised, find cheaper gas, process payments quicker, and have… Read More

European Commission supports Uber in challenge against French taxi law

The European Commission is backing U.S.-based Uber in challenging a French law on taxi services and chauffeured vehicles, which the ride-hailing giant believes favours regulated taxis over app-based systems. The Thévenoud Law [French], established in October 2014, stipulates that taxi services operate from a base between fares and restricts the use of software to locate customers…. Read More

Uber releases first-ever transparency report

Today, Uber released its first transparency report, an overview of the information that was requested by U.S. regulators and law enforcement in the second half of 2015. The report shows that while Uber is not yet receiving the number or type of requests that non-transport companies do, the data requests affect millions of Uber customers and… Read More

Thousands of Chinese taxi app drivers found with criminal records

Southern Chinese authorities have uncovered that thousands of drivers working for ride-hailing apps, such as Didi Kuaidi and Uber, have criminal records ranging from drug-related crimes to traffic violations. A conference held by the city of Shenzhen’s transport committee on Tuesday brought together top level executives from apps including Uber and its Chinese rival Didi Kuaidi, as well… Read More

Taxi app protests turn violent in Indonesian capital

Traffic chaos and violence has ensued in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta as thousands of taxi drivers gridlock the city’s streets in protest against competition from ride-hailing apps like Uber and Asian rival Grab. The taxis are blocking central road systems and TV footage from the scenes have shown men setting tires on fire and jumping on… Read More