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A taxi industry for the future

While taxis have always provided an essential transport option, a new age for on-demand mobility is dawning, and taxis are taking centre stage.

As the momentum of change gathers speed, IRU’s focus is to help the industry rethink how mobility services can be regulated to achieve an innovative, fair, socially acceptable, and environmentally friendly mobility ecosystem.

The challenges and opportunities that new technology brings to taxi service providers and their customers encompasses action on cleaner vehicles and the identification of new ways of ordering and delivering mobility services. These changes are offering opportunities for exciting business growth, with great potential to be unlocked. IRU is currently engaged in a number of initiatives, which seek to help the industry remain commercially nimble yet responsible and safe.

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At IRU, we are committed to ensuring that communities around the world have access to safe, efficient and green taxis.



Did you know that while representing 10 to 20% of urban traffic, taxis are involved in only 1% of all road accidents? Taxis are safe and we are ensuring that safety continues. We promote professionalism, knowledge and the exchange of best practices on the training of taxi drivers and managers. Co-founded with the EU, we have developed TAXIStars a tailor-made training for taxi professionals.


"Taxis and Hire Cars with Driver” group

Through the “Taxis and Hire Cars with Driver” group, IRU represents the interests of the sector and communicates its positions to all appropriate decision-makers. With our members from around the world we are defining proposals to strengthen and enhance the role of taxis and hire cars with drivers in urban and rural areas.

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