Judgment: Mytaxi Advertises Again With Discount Promotion

Update (September 21, 2015): discount action started

Mytaxi makes serious and starts, as previously announced, a new discount promotion. After the legal battle in favor of the app provider is assumed, the service provides a 50 percent discount on all journeys in 37 German cities again. These include among others Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Lübeck, Bremen, Hanover, Rostock, Leipzig, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Bonn, Dortmund, Essen, Darmstadt or Wiesbaden. The complete list of all selected regions can be found in the terms and conditions (see point 2.2). The action starts on September 21 and runs until 4 October 2015. To get the benefit of reduced transport, you must book the trips within the scope of the mytaxi app and pay. Payment options are paypal or credit card to the selection.

Original message: measly for taxi Association

Not only uber, also mytaxi brings up the taxi industry against: judge at the Landgericht Hamburg decided now that the taxi-app providers may further provide discount offers passengers (AZ. 312 O 225/15). A setback for the German taxi and rental car Association, which wants to impose a nationwide ban on these actions and had therefore requested an injunction against a discount of mytaxi in July at the Hamburg district court. The reason: According to passenger transport Act municipal set taxi fares may be neither under-nor exceeded. The industry association fears that the discounts erode the competition with the long-established taxi centres. Although is still no judgment of the Hamburger, but Industry Association talks of a wrong decision and is considering further legal steps.

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Bone of contention: 50 percent discount at mytaxi

The Daimler subsidiary mytaxi occasions performed 50 percent discounts. Passengers who pay over the mytaxi app, get back half of the fare. Except, the cities are Stuttgart, Filderstadt and Leinfelden – Echterdingen, classified in which the Landgericht Stuttgart the discounts already as anti-competitive and banned. Mytaxi lodged an appeal against it, the Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart meets a decision. On 24 September

New action announced

According to the Hamburg-based judgment, mytaxi has already announced the next discount promotion. Shall be from September 21 in 40 cities run for two weeks.

Balancing act for Daimler

For the mytaxi owner Daimler the dispute, by the way is a delicate balancing act: the Auto Group wants to establish itself not only in the business with new mobility concepts, but is also a leading supplier of taxi companies. The taxi industry, it was already occasionally threatened to use cars from other manufacturers. The current action mytaxi put it one when compared to previous campaigns and freed the driver from the otherwise applicable Commission fee of 7 percent. (With material of the AP.)

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