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The history of taxi

The history of taxi

The history of taxi dates to the 17th century when carriages could be rented in the area of London and Paris.

In London since 1635, there was the Hackney Carriage Act that was regulating carriage business for rent.

The original taximeters already existed in ancient Rome, and the modern taximeter was invented by German engineer Wilhelm Bruhn in 1891. The first taxis equipped with taximeters in the car with gasoline engines were manufactured by Gottlieb Daimler in 1897. The first application was in Paris a year later.

The first taxi in Zagreb appeared in 1901 on the Jelačić Square and was ordered from a factory in Nesseldorf, Badea near Vienna. This taxi had a 6 HP engine, it was 950 kilograms, and its price was 4,600 krunas. During the test run, apart from the members of the committee, the city's mayor A. Mosinski was also present. He had to drive the car to the Gornji grad to see if it could get to the hill. After the test drive was successful, the stand of the first auto fiacre at the Jelačić Square was opened.

The Zagreb Taxi Association was established in 1924. Today there are about 4,000 taxi cabs in Croatia, of which more than half are in Zagreb.

The analysis of the financial agency on the results of business activities of the taxi service business operator shows that in the period from 2007 to 2016, the number of taxi business has increased by 14 times, and the number of employees in this industry 20 times.

RIDE2 as part of the ALLRIDE mobile solutions, offers two services that have been created in response to the growing demand of users in Croatia: Chauffeur Service and Taxi Service.

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