Showing posts in the category of Taxi

Short, Fun Review of the Nissan NV200 NY "Taxi of Tomorrow"


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Even if you’re not a New Yorker, you can’t help but feel sad for the prophesized demise of the familiar Ford Crown Vic taxis, especially when their typical American sedan shape is being replaced by a boxy and not very attractive Japanese van, built in Mexico.

BMW Taxi Driver's Speedy Gonzales Run Comes to an Abrupt End


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It's almost like you're watching a cartoon in real life and are waiting for the mishap to happen during the next maneuver – and it does…

Tough Guy Tries to Take on Taxi Driver– Fails Miserably…


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Watching the video posted below, you’ll undoubtedly wonder what on earth happened and what exactly it was that spurred the pedestrian on to chase after the taxi, open the door and being throwing punches at the driver. It seems, and we’re guessing here, that the pedestrian felt wronged by the cab driver for not having been allowed to cross the crosswalk; the taxi didn’t yield.

Taxi Drivers Blocked Major European Cities to Protest against the Uber Car-Sharing App


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European taxi drivers organized their biggest protest to date on Wednesday directed at Uber Technologies Inc., the car-sharing service that they claim it unfairly eats their profits.

NYC Cabbie Dodged $28,000 in Tolls - Guess How He Did It


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Truth to be said, no one likes feeding the tolls, but we all do, or at least most of us do, because Rodolfo Sanchez, a New York City taxi driver, managed to cross the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and enter the Midtown Tunnel without paying not once, not twice, but on more than four thousand separate occasions during a two-year period saving himself over $28,000 in tolls!

Taxi Passenger Doors Cyclist: Who's On The Right and Who's On The Wrong Side?


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An incident involving a female cyclist who was "doored" by a passenger of a taxicab in Melbourne, Australia, has sparked a heated debate after footage of the crash sourced from her helmet and handlebar video cameras went viral on Wednesday.

Pepsi and NASCAR's Jeff Gordon Pay Back Jalopnik Editor with Cop Car Chase Prank


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Remember Pepsi's "Test Drive" video-ad with NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon purportedly fooling a car salesman? Many questioned its authenticity, with Jalopnik editor Travis Okulski calling it outright fake. He based his report on numerous facts, stating among other things, that the salesman was actually an actor and Gordon didn't even film the driving scenes – he quoted a report from NC's Independent Tribune, which read: "Racer Brad Noffsinger, who works with the Richard Petty Driving Experience, did the stunt work for the production."

Ferrari 360 Spider Slams Into a Taxi, Driver Makes a Run for It, Slides Again…


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Carscoops reader Edward brought to our attention this hit-and-run incident involving a yellow Ferrari 360 Spider and a local taxicab from the Kowloon Tong area in Hong Kong that occurred on January 20.

Nissan Tempts Chicagoans with Customized NV200 Taxi


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Nissan would like Chicago to adopt its NV200 Taxi and in order to make it look more convincing, the Japanese applied a green and white paint scheme – a modern take on a historically popular Chicago taxi color.

Mayor Boris Johnson Takes a Ride in New Range-Extender Cab Proposed for London


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Thankfully, the seemingly Mitsuoka-styled Nissan London Cab won’t be the only way for future tourists and locals to travel the city, as it will not be the sole next-gen taxi to be used. The new Metrocab, that borrows its name and shape from the old British-built Metrocab (1987 – 2000), is a range extender that has been in the works since 2007.

Frazer-Nash's Range Extended Electric Metrocab Wants to Reinvent the London Taxi [w/Video]


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Following Nissan’s NV200-based London taxi, Frazer-Nash and Ecotive have revealed their Range Extended Electric (REE) Metrocab taxi, also designed for the UK capital.

Ferrari FF Hits Ford C-MAX Taxi Then Fence in Boston


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Regardless of where the blame lies – be that the freezing conditions in Massachusetts, the driver of the Ferrari and/or the other car reportedly involved in the accident with the gunmetal FF seen in the above photo, a crashed Ferrari is never a pretty sight.

Nissan’s NV200 Taxi Puts on a New Face for London [w/Video]


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Nissan has unveiled the new face of its NV200-based Taxi for London, with the van…suffering extensive aesthetic surgery in order to look similar to the city’s iconic black cabs.

NYC’s Finest...Taxi Drivers Pose for 2014 Beefcake Calendar


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If firefighters can show their muscles in pin-up calendars, why couldn’t taxi drivers do the same thing? Well, they can, as you can see from this unusual calendar created by Philip Kirkman and and Shannon McLaughlin.

Toyota Prius Hybrid Taxi Clocks 1 Million Kilometers in Vienna


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When it comes to the Toyota Prius hybrid, we mostly hear about its fuel economy and emission numbers, but the Japanese carmaker is now highlighting another one of its qualities and in particular, its reliability after a taxi-version of the car topped the 1,000,000 kilometer (621,504 miles) mark in Vienna, Austria.

Do Yourself a Favor and Just Keep Away from Cranes When in Russia


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Perhaps I'm spending far too much time watching videos from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and all the other countries of the former Soviet Union, but whatever the reason, if you were to visit any of these places and happen to see a crane on the road, YouTube has taught me that for your own well-being, you should stay as far away from them as possible…

TMS 2013: Toyota's Funky JPN Taxi and Aqua G Sports Concepts


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One of the oddest-looking vehicles on display at Toyota’s Tokyo Motor Show booth will be the JPN Taxi Concept, which previews a next-generation taxi for the Japanese market. Toyota says the study was developed with Japanese hospitality in mind, offering ease of ingress and egress and a comfortable interior size in a compact body.

New Ford Transit Connect Taxi Goes to Hong Kong


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The recently revealed all-new 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi has added Hong Kong to the list of global cities where it will go on service, following New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. Although it owns nearly 60 percent of the taxi market in the United States, Ford also wants to strike it big in other regions of the world, with Hong Kong being the first major city chosen.

It’s Not All Plain Sailing for Nissan's NYC Taxi of Tomorrow as Judge Rejects Program


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I for one, was not particularly pleased to hear that NYC Ford Crown Vic (and classic sedan-shaped) taxi cabs were being phased out, being replaced with hybrid Nissan vans, as part of the Taxi of Tomorrow (ToT) project. Yes, the NV200 is very efficient, spacious and purpose-built for taxi duty, it just doesn’t look right with the romantic image of New York that people who have never been there have.

The plan was to have all old cabs replaced by the new Nissan ones by October 28, but it hit a snag in the form of a rejection by the Superme Court of Manhattan on Tuesday.

Ford Shows All-New 2014 Transit Connect Taxi with CNG/LPG Capability


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Ford has lifted the covers off the all-new 2014 Transit Connect Taxi for the North American market. Shown at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St. Louis, the new Transit Connect Taxi comes with a new engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit paired to a new six-speed automatic.