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Indonesia's largest fleet of taxis teams up to beat ride-hailing apps

Indonesia's largest fleet of taxis teams up to beat ride-hailing apps There is a war being waged for Jakarta's nine million commuters, and the country's largest traditional taxi company just made a huge play to counter the rising threat from the ride-hailing competition.The move is a strategic one, aimed at tackling a big announcement also made on Thursday by Grab, the reigning ride-hailing app.

Uber is pretty much throwing in the towel in Taiwan

Uber is pretty much throwing in the towel in Taiwan After a protracted stand-off with the government, Uber has decided to suspend its service in Taiwan.The San Francisco company said in a blog post that its service will be "paused" from Feb.

Passenger drones will start flying for real in summer 2017

Passenger drones will start flying for real in summer 2017 If you make it to Dubai this summer, you might have the chance to catch a brand new type of self-driving vehicle.At today's World Government Summit, the head of the city's Roads & Transportation Agency, Mattar al-Tayer, announced plans to introduce a passenger-carrying drone service.

This autonomous flying taxi will start picking up passengers this summer, apparently

This autonomous flying taxi will start picking up passengers this summer, apparently Remember that tiny flying taxi that caused a buzz at CES 2016?Well, it seems the simply named “184” vehicle is ready to take to the skies this summer, ferrying paying passengers around the Emirati city of Dubai, according to an AP report.

New Job Driving A Taxi.......

New Job Driving A Taxi....... She Didn' t Realize Tapping Him On TheShoulder Would Make Him Do This.Last Wednesday a passenger in a taxi headingfor Midway airport, leaned over to ask the drivera question and gently tapped him on the shoulderto get his attention.

Australian court rules that Uber is a taxi service, drivers must pay service tax

Australian court rules that Uber is a taxi service, drivers must pay service tax For that reason, in most jurisdictions, Uber is not considered a taxi service for tax purposes.That latter point was struck down in an Australian court, however, with Uber reclassified as a taxi service in the region, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Malaysia says it'll seize motorcycles being operated as ride-sharing vehicles

Malaysia says it'll seize motorcycles being operated as ride-sharing vehicles A hot fledgling motorcycle taxi hailing service has hit a wall in Malaysia before it's even gotten off the road properly.A director for the Road Transport Department said that over 6,000 motorcycle riders were registered with Dego Ride in the Klang Valley — an area surrounding Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur.

China's capital is replacing tens of thousands of taxis with electric cars to fight pollution

China's capital is replacing tens of thousands of taxis with electric cars to fight pollution Almost 70,000 petrol powered taxis in Beijing will gradually be replaced with electric vehicles, and any new taxis on the road must be electric, according to a report by the National Business Daily.Some 67,000 of Beijing's 71,000 taxis currently run on petrol.

Thailand's red taxis are taking the petty route to drive Uber and Grab out of town

Thailand's red taxis are taking the petty route to drive Uber and Grab out of town Threatened by the entrance of Uber and Grab's ride-hailing service, some 200 drivers in tourist-friendly Chiang Mai, Thailand, have decided to band together to drive out the new threat.But until they get the official blessing, ride-sharing drivers are subject to crackdowns and penalties.

Woman took out an ad on 900 taxis to propose to her boyfriend

Woman took out an ad on 900 taxis to propose to her boyfriend The message, which was displayed prominently on the luminous taxi top signs read "Zhang Jian Feng, I want to marry you, do you dare to marry me?Zhang works in an ad agency that runs text campaigns on the taxi top lights.