Showing posts in the category of Taxi

The Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Isn't The Taxi Of Today, Yet


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Proclaimed as the "Taxi Of Tomorrow," the Nissan NV200 New York City Taxi has been slow to get off the ground since it was launched last year into a wave of disputes and backlash.

GS 300h is Lexus' First Hybrid Taxi


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If you're from or if you've visited Europe, you'll be familiar with the concept of premium sedans like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and even BMWs serving as taxis.

Nissan Starts Delivering Electric Taxis to Rome, Madrid and Barcelona [w/Video]


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Electric taxis may become an ordinary sight in Europe’s major cities, with Nissan delivering the first Leaf cabs to Rome and Madrid and the first e-NV200 taxis to Barcelona.

What a Jerk! Citroen Runs Brazilian Taxi Off the Road


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We still can't believe that the taxicab driver literally walked out of this crash alive after he was run off the road by a black Citroen C3 in Brazil.

So, That's Why You Don't Cross Two Lanes at Once…


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One wrong move led to a three-car accident for a taxi driver who might want to think twice before attempting to do the same thing in the future.

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.