Taxis in the era of Digitalisation: New book by UITP Director Kaan Yildizgoz

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Kaan Yıldızgöz, UITP Director of Training, has published a new book titled ‘Taxis in the era of Digitalisation in September 2018. This book is one of first publications addressing taxi transportation in cities after the spread of digitalisation and will be a comprehensive source for taxi regulators, operators, taxi supply industry and Transport Network Companies (TNCs). This book presents all these aspects of taxi transport from regulation to operations, drivers to vehicles, while analysing new developments like Transport Network Companies, shared mobility, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and autonomous mobility which are becoming central in the urban mobility debate.

This book is a testament to the passion, dedication and expertise of our staff here at UITP in the field of mobility. We are proud to see our own Directors making efforts in their spare time to improve the state of sustainable urban mobility in the world.” Pere Calvet, UITP President

The first edition of the book was published in Turkish with a preface written by the UITP Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani and the English version will be published in the coming months. UITP’s established Taxi Platform has more than 40 member organisations worldwide representing taxi regulators, operators, transport network companies and the industry. The platform provides a forum in which UITP members interested in the latest developments within the taxi sector can share knowledge and explore business opportunities worldwide.

The next UITP Taxi Platform meeting will be held in conjunction with a New Mobility Services Learning Visit in San Francisco, USA from 12-14 November 2018. The learning visit includes a three-day tour through the Silicon Valley, hosted and including presentations by: Uber; Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) - University of California, Berkeley; JUMP Bikes; San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency; Chariot; Remix.

This event will be a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge and perspective on new mobility services by learning and sharing experiences with professional leaders. Find out more here!

Click here for more information related to the UITP Taxi Platform!

Kaan’s book 'Taxis in the era of digitalisation' has continued to attract attention with our Director of Training conducting many interviews in Turkey to promote his publication. He has guested twice on Turkish radio with interviews on Radio Traffic Today and a special appearance on Haberturk TV in Istanbul. Kaan also conducted an interview for the television station’s news site, which garners over 26 million views per day. The book has attracted significant press coverage with numerous appearances in Turkish media.

Congratulations Kaan on your continued success!

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