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No Mask, No Ride in Seoul Taxis as Virus Spreads

No Mask, No Ride in Seoul Taxis as Virus Spreads

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Passengers without face masks will not be allowed in taxis in Seoul, the government announced Tuesday, as part of measures aimed at increasing safety in the greater Seoul area amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. “Seoul plans to tighten quarantine measures at public transportation and logistics facilities,” Yoon Tae-ho, [...]

Seoul Cabs to Screen Digital Advertisements

Seoul Cabs to Screen Digital Advertisements

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to carry out a pilot project to place digital advertisements on taxi lamps following the launch of similar initiatives in Daejeon and Incheon. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport began a pilot project allowing advertisements on [...]

Kakao to Expand Van-hailing Service

Kakao to Expand Van-hailing Service

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility, an affiliate of Kakao Corp., the operator of top South Korean messaging app KakaoTalk, plans to challenge the taxi van mobility service market through the expansion of Kakao T Venti, an 11-passenger van-hailing service. Sixteen former taxi drivers in Seoul recently became new drivers for Kakao T [...]

Court Rules Ride-hailing Service Tada is Legitimate Rental Car Service

Court Rules Ride-hailing Service Tada is Legitimate Rental Car Service

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court ruled in favor of the ride-hailing service Tada as a legitimate rental car service Wednesday, in a landmark decision that will likely support the mobility platform industry. The Seoul Central District Court acquitted Lee Jae-woong, car-sharing app operator SoCar, and Park Jae-uk, head of SoCar’s subsidiary [...]