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Persons with Illegal Photo Shooting Records to be Banned from Taxi Driving

Persons with Illegal Photo Shooting Records to be Banned from Taxi Driving

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting next year, individuals with a criminal record for taking illegal photos will not be able to work as taxi drivers. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said during Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting that a bill was passed to amend the Passenger Transport Service Act. The new bill came in [...]

Kakao Mobility and Taxi Industry Face Another Dispute

Kakao Mobility and Taxi Industry Face Another Dispute

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., once embroiled in a long-standing dispute with the taxi industry due to its ride-sharing service, is once again facing similar criticism. Kakao Mobility Corp., the mobility business unit of Kakao, released a new 99,000 won (US$88.50) monthly subscription plan for taxi drivers last month that offers benefits [...]

Seoul City Launches 5G Service to Provide Real-time Information to Buses and Taxis

Seoul City Launches 5G Service to Provide Real-time Information to Buses and Taxis

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Buses and taxis in Seoul will soon be equipped with a new 5G service that provides information on traffic hazards including jaywalkers and illegally parked vehicles. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Tuesday that it will launch a 5G service that features the convergence of road-based information on vehicles, [...]

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 [...]