Kapten merges with parent company Free Now, starts restructuring plan

French ride-hailing company Chauffeur-Privé rebranded to Kapten just last year. At the time, the company had big expansion plans to compete with Uber in Europe across multiple markets. But Kapten is

Uber competitor Chauffeur-Privé rebrands to Kapten

French company Chauffeur-Privé is going to expand aggressively over the next couple of years. That’s why the company is changing its name to Kapten — a name that sounds less French. “We wanted

Chauffeur-Privé Acquires Djump Following UberPOP Turmoils

UberPOP wasn't the only victim of the recent taxi protests in France. Other ride-sharing companies <a target="_blank" href="">Djump</a> and <a target="_blank" href="

Uber, SnapCar And Others May Not Be Able To Use Geolocation In France

Thomas Thévenoud had an impossible job — he was the member of the Assemblée Nationale in charge of finding an agreement between urban transportation startups and taxi unions in France. He just

Uber Wants To Take Over The French Market With Aggressive Bonus Tactics

Urban transportation company Uber is fighting very hard to conquer France. It doesn’t hesitate to redistribute bonuses of up to $1,100 a week to its drivers — these bonuses are higher than

Uber, Chauffeur-Privé And Others Can’t Recruit New Drivers In France For The Next Two Months

The conflict between taxi drivers and urban transportation startups in France is not over — the French government has put a stop to new limo driver licenses for the next two months. This decisi

Uber, LeCab And Others Now Have To Wait 15 Minutes Before Picking You Up In France

At first, it was just an idea, but this bill is now very real — urban transportation services like Uber and LeCab will now have to wait 15 minutes in France before letting a customer in the car.