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May 21, 2015

Comparison app Minicabit partners with Heathrow and Barclays

Private hire price comparison and booking service Minicabit, has launched partnerships with Heathrow Airport and Barclays Bank. Launched in 2012 by Amer Hasan (pictured), the website and app allows users to compare and book instant quotes from taxi providers…
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May 21, 2015 51

Uber rolls out executive service in Newcastle

Uber is launching its executive service, UberExec, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, just weeks after launching its basic UberX service in the city. UberX went live in April, and Uber Exec…
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May 20, 2015 107

Mayor threatens to curb London PHV numbers as black cab applications dwindle

London mayor Boris Johnson is threatening to limit the number of private hire licenses being issued – in order to protect black cabs from the rise of Uber. Applications for new…
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May 20, 2015 82

Phoenix adds Drivr app, plans major boost in jobs and turnover

Northumberland-based Phoenix Taxis is planning to £1 million over the next two years in new technology that will improve passenger safety and experience and help the businesses…

Features

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March 10, 2015

Professional Driver is launching ProDriver Live, an exclusive business event exclusively tailored to the private hire and chauffeur industry.

At this special two-day event to be held on September 14-15, 2015, you’ll be able to: DRIVE the latest new cars with the right specification for the professional driverCOMPARE competing cars back-to-back – including all the latest, hottest new modelsTALK to…
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Preview – 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class

A day trip to Stuttgart, and it’s deja vu time. I’ve been here before, just seven months ago, for a very similar purpose. The venue is Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen technical…
Mar 21, 2013 3712

Inside story: the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-class

Mercedes is taking no chances. Cameras and mobile phones are checked in at the desk, and we’re ushered into a darkened room, deep within Mercedes’ advanced technical centre near…
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Geneva Show

Supercars and city cars may have grabbed the headlines at the Geneva Motor Show – but there was plenty of interest for the chauffeuring and private hire market - across the full…

Road Tests

May 21, 2015

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It’s all change in the large, volume-brand saloon sector this year. We’ve had a new VW Passat, facelifts for Peugeot 508 and Mazda 6, and new Skoda Superb and Toyota Avensis are on their way. And in the middle of all this activity comes a new version of the…
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Road Test - Volkswagen Passat SE Business 2.0TDI 150PS DSG

The Passat has been a real mainstay of the Volkswagen range for more than 40 years – it pre-dates both Golf and Polo. VW has sold more than 22 million worldwide, including 442,000…
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Apr 08, 2015 400

Road test - Mercedes-Benz C300 Bluetec Hybrid Sport Auto

The pressure to clean up the air quality in major cities is intense – and any public transport vehicle is seen as a soft target. Just look at the proposed tightening of London…
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Mar 12, 2015 273

Road Test - Skoda Rapid Greenline 1.6 TDI CR 90PS

Skoda has used a simple formula for building its market share in the Private Hire sector. Maximise the bang-to-buck ratio. Over the past decade and a half, Skoda has produced…

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