Uber’s fight to transport customers in Germany hit yet another roadblock today as it was banned from operating within the country for the second time in 12 months. And this time, if the company breaks the imposed injunction, it can expect to pay a hefty to the tune of $264,825 per violation. [More]
Airports have long been the domain of taxi cabs, limos, and licensed car services. Ride-sharing services haven’t really been able to break that stronghold, though some have tried. But travelers to one of America’s busiest airports may soon have new options as a result of a new arrangement between United Airlines and Uber. [More]
Out of all of the issues that people who drive for ride-sharing services might have, we didn’t imagine this one: wondering whether your next passenger is a cop. Yet Lyft drivers in San Antonio received that warning from the city’s chief of police. Could other cities where these apps are doing battle with governments that regulate taxi medallions do the same? [More]
Earlier this week, we wrote about how taxi drivers in New York City had been caught overcharging passengers to the tune of $8.3 million over the last two years. To remedy the situation, the Taxi & Limousine Commission will be upgrading all cabs to alert passengers whenever their rate increases. [More]
If you’ve ever taken a cab in New York City and thought, “Wow, that seemed to be more expensive than it should have been,” there’s a chance you might have been right. The city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission has recently admitted that, in just the past two years, drivers have overcharged passengers to the tune of $8.3 million. [More]
We’re not like, positive or anything, but we doubt there’s a law that says you have to give your iPod to a cab driver if your credit card is declined. The New York Post says that a woman was forced, by JFK Airport Police, to hand over her iPod or be “taken downtown.”
Fantastic pack of commercials for “The World of Comedy International Film Festival.” Perfectly satirizes film festival preening, wherein artsy reporters intensely interview the makers of an a slapstick comedy as if they were auteurs.