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Taxi Times International - January 2015 - English

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CONTENT DEAR TAXI-FRIENDS, PORTRAIT As we predicted back in January 2015, the taxi industry had a very successful year in 2015. Uber and its illegal POP services have been nearly wiped out in Europe, and price adjustments were accepted by the customers in the countries where they were legally required due to changes to framework conditions. Last but not least, fuel costs are now nearly a third lower. The taxi industry has no influence on the third point, but it did put in enormous efforts to fight for success in the other areas. The phrase used in sports is ‘a solid team performance’. In the taxi industry, the team’s biggest asset is our ever-expanding common network (which we also show a few examples of in this edition). To carry on with the sports analogy: Regional superstars are powerless on their own in the face of global and digital challenges if the taxi industry does not work as a team. The Taxi Times team hopes you have more energy to manage the exciting tasks that lie ahead in 2016 and wishes you every success in your business. – the editors – 8–10 Taxi investment: The CEO of a Swedish taxi group has big expansion plans INTERNET 11 New and concise: At last one can get web addresses with the ending .taxi CONFERENCES 12–14 ‘Taxi Future’: Who organises future passenger transport. And who runs it? 16–18 Eurocab Antwerp: With the FMS technology in the back office, more and more radio circuits network with taxi.eu. GLOBAL TAXI NETWORK 19 Taxiworld Turkey in Istanbul: On the Bosphorus, the Global Taxi network is making its next big step DATES Taxiworld Turkey February, 4–6, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey www.taxiworldturkey.com “The Future of Taxi Services in a Fast Changing Market and Technological Environment’’ International IRU Taxi Conference February, 5, 2016 Istanbul Expo Centre, Turkey www.iru.org OPINION & COLUMNS 06 Our Opinion: Taxi is a versatile industry 25 Guest commentary: Paul Gerlach calls for an effective brand strategy for ‘the taxi’ REGULAR ITEMS 4, 7, 19 News in brief “Mobile apps and innovation in the taxi sector: regulation, operations & technology“ - UITP-Workshop February, 16–18, 2016, Dubai, UAE www.uitp.org COVER PHOTO: fotolia / pogonici, fotolia / Maxim_Kazmin TLPA Spring Conference & Expo April 21–23, 2016, Grand Hyatt New York, New York, USA www.tlpa.org International Transport Forum - Annual Summit, Messe Leipzig May, 18–20, 2016 Leipzig, Germany www.internationaltransportforum.org Organising an event in the mobility sector? Please let us know: info@taxi-times.taxi TAXI JANUARY / 2016 3

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