Greentomatocars has introduced Greenroad telematics technology in 300 of its cars to help it increase safety and improve driver behaviour.
Scottish-based chauffeur specialist Little’s is celebrating 50 years of business with a major investment plan to accelerate growth and advance the company’s position in the global business and leisure travel industry.
Private hire operators and trade associations have expressed dismay at the lack of consultation with the private hire sector over a new “Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan” presented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured).
Middlesbrough-based Boro Taxis, one of the largest private hire fleets in the UK, is spending £2million in a major fleet upgrade programme, adding new cars and minibuses to its 800-vehicle fleet.
Cab comparison app Karhoo, the new, has revealed figures for its first three months of operation in London, claiming it has more cars in the capital than any other cab app, and a weekly turnover of £750,000. The app is processing up to 7,000 bookings a day, Karhoo said.
European car rental giant Europcar Group has bought London-based private hire and chauffeur operator Brunel for an undisclosed sum.
Uber is pressing ahead with plans to launch into smaller UK cities, including Newport and Cambridge, despite evidence that suggests the app is struggling to recruit drivers in some cities.
Addison Lee has unveiled a new corporate identity, replacing the familiar typography on the company’s fleet.
Sussex-based Club Class Chauffeurs has opened a new operations hub close to London Heathrow airport.
Uber has launched an electric car programme in London, in partnership with both Nissan and Chinese electric car maker BYD.
The GMB Union has launched a legal action against Addison Lee, claiming unfair dismissal on behalf of three drivers who were sacked after a “go-slow” protest in London in May.
Greentomato Cars is celebrating its 10th anniversary by launching a new Uber-style ASAP service with variable pricing.
Uber’s attempt to force Transport for London to water down proposals to tighten up on drivers’ language skills has drawn an angry response from London’s largest private hire operator Addison Lee.
Taxi app Uber is introducing a pre-book facility in London that will allow customers to book journeys up to 30 days in advance.
Representing Addison Lee, Dominick Moxon-Tritsch’s keynote could have been interpreted as a call to arms; his assessment of Uber’s operations, ride sharing culture both in Europe and North America plus the prospect of more lenient UK legislation post-Brexit pulled no punches.
With the day’s second session exposing a few uncomfortable truths about the industry’s often uncoordinated approach to combating Uber, and the perceived ambivalence from the regulator, TfL, this session brought aggregators and technology providers together to discuss Uber-beating strategies.
Heathrow Airport promises AVA improvements and would “consider” dedicated short-stay private hire floors
A key issue was whether Heathrow Airport truly recognised the important contribution made by the private hire sector.
Peter Blake, TfL’s director of surface operations, used his keynote address to recap the recent progress regarding the upcoming slew of new regulations.
Rhona Munck, TfL’s senior strategy and planning manager, summarised the current status of London’s proposed Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), provision for a grant to purchase new, compliant vehicles and progress on plans to expand the Capital’s network of charge points as it seeks to reduce NOx pollution.