0
Wireless

Uber launches UberX in Vienna, plans Austrian expansion

Thursday 28 August 2014 | 09:25 CET | News
Taxi application provider Uber has launched the budget UberX service in Vienna, Austrian newspaper Die Presse said on its website. Uber brought out its UberBlack chauffeur service in March, offering transportation in quality cars such as the Mercedes E Class, ordered via app and paid for by credit card, with fares some 15 percent higher than regulated cab fares. With UberX, passengers travel in cars such as the Skoda Octavia and fares are about 25 percent lower than in a normal taxi. Uber's Austrian manager Johannes Wesemann told Die Presse that Uber is covered legally, as this counts as a

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Uber
Countries: Austria
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Telstra to power Uber Air urban aviation transport system trial in Melbourne

Published 12 Jun 2019 10:50 CET | Australia
Australian operator Telstra has partnered with Uber to build a future urban aviation transport system in the city of Melbourne. ...

City information app launched in Vienna

Published 06 Jul 2015 16:43 CET | Austria
The city of Vienna has launched the wien.at live app offering services such as a city map, a search for WLAN locations, real-time ...

Uber extends Uberpop to all of Amsterdam

Published 09 Oct 2014 19:02 CET | Netherlands
The Uber taxi company is expanding the Uberpop service to all of Amsterdam, the company told Nu.nl. The Uberpop pilot was started ...

Uber launches in Geneva

Published 04 Sep 2014 17:37 CET | Germany
Private driver service Uber has launched its services in Geneva. Customers can download the Uber app and start using the uberX ...

Uber claims surge in German sign-ups

Published 03 Sep 2014 11:58 CET | Germany
Taxi application provider Uber said it had seen a large increase in sign-ups in Germany. The announcement comes after Frankfurt ...

Uber to appeal against nationwide German injunction

Published 02 Sep 2014 11:30 CET | Germany
Uber said it will appeal against an injunction forbidding it from operating anywhere in Germany, according to newspaper ...

Uber aims to expand to Cologne, Stuttgart by year-end

Published 27 Aug 2014 09:14 CET | Germany
Taxi application provider Uber plans to start providing its services in Cologne in Stuttgart by the end of 2014, the German ...

Taxi app Tappsi launches operations in Ecuador

Published 25 Aug 2014 20:26 CET | Colombia
Colombian taxi order app Tappsi launched operations in Ecuador, El Universal reports. The app will be available in capital Quito ...

German labour head says taxi apps undermine workers' rights

Published 18 Aug 2014 10:37 CET | Germany
German trade union federation (DGB) chairman Reiner Hoffmann has warned that taxi ordering applications could undermine cab ...

Ooredoo names Uber as global Nojoom partner

Published 11 Aug 2014 11:01 CET | Qatar
Qatari operator Ooredoo has named the Uber taxi smartphone application service as a partner in its Nojoom loyalty scheme. Nojoom ...

Uber begint met Uberpop in Amsterdam

Published 30 Jul 2014 09:12 CET | Netherlands
Taxibedrijf Uber introduceert in Amsterdam een derde variant van zijn dienst. Uberpop wordt een netwerk van particulieren die met ...

Frankrijk komt met wet tegen taxi-app Uber

Published 25 Jul 2014 09:42 CET | France
De Franse Senaat heeft een wet goedgekeurd die nadere regels stelt aan het elektronisch reserveren van een taxi, zo schrijft The ...