Taxicabs

How You Can Get These 6 Expensive Services for Less

Between keeping a roof over your head, paying for utilities and putting food on the table, life is already expensive. And once you add in the costs …

Money

Thieves Shoot Cabbie During Face-off in the Bronx: Police

A taxi driver was shot and injured when he and his passenger confronted a group of thieves in the Bronx, police said.The face-off followed a robbery …

Crime

Prepare Yourself for the Sweet, Sweet Luxury of Riding in a Robocar

The driver’s seat may be on the left side, but it has long rested at the center of the way cars are designed. The basic interior setup derives from …

Driver's Seat

Join the tourists on a trip to Brexit land

See an iconic black cab, listen to Farage’s LBC show, watch the 4-mile queue of lorries at Dover and put a straight banana in your pocket<p>The <i>New York Times</i> is offering readers the trip of a lifetime. For $5,995, holidaymakers can join “experts” on a trip they’re calling “Brexit Means Brexit!” …

Morality

Uber Freight Is the First Step to Automating Away Truckers

Want to move truckloads of stuff across the country? There’s now an app for that.<p>Uber has finally unveiled the much-anticipated freight-hauling …

Uber

Uber is indeed a transport company; it’s high time it took the onus

Ever since its inception, Uber has been at loggerheads with the governments to have itself classified as a technology company -- an intermediary …

Uber

The Waymo-Lyft alliance could shift the competition for a robotic taxi service into high gear

A science fiction fantasy of driverless cabs feels closer<p>Last year, passengers took over 162 million rides with ride-hailing service Lyft, all of which were steered by human drivers. But in the near future, that may change. On Sunday, news broke that Lyft had struck a deal with Waymo, the …

Uber

Witnesses: Horse Collapses Into Taxi Cab In Midtown Manhattan

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> A saddle horse heading to Central Park apparently collapsed in the middle of traffic in Midtown Manhattan on Monday …

Manhattan

What's inside a London cabmen's shelter?

Cabmen's shelters offer a place for London black cab drivers to have a break when they are out on the road.<p>There were originally 61 built, but only 13 remain, as fewer taxi drivers are stopping at them.<p>One is trying to boost trade by selling products through the shelter's hatch to members of public …

Londoners reveal their unacceptable breaches of London etiquette

<i>We asked: what unacceptable London behaviour are you guilty of? Here’s what you confessed to…</i><p>‘I was a London Underground Backpack Wanker once upon a …

London

Not-so-cheap thrills

Presented by<p>By Kate Fane on May 11, 2017<p>It’s a bleary Sunday morning. You’ve woken up again with a massive headache, a sore throat, and a bloated stomach. Time to check your phone for any regrettable Instagram posts and then pound some coffee, right?<p>Yep, boozing, smoking, eating takeout, and …

Falling Object Smashes Yellow Taxi Cab, Injuring 1: FDNY

Some sort of heavy object plunged onto a yellow taxi cab on Manhattan's East Side Thursday morning, smashing the windshield and spraying glass inside …

New York City

NJ Man Stabs Noisy Roommate to Death: Police

A New Jersey man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death for making noise while he was trying to sleep.<p>Police arrested 37-year-old …

Crime

Uber enters Myanmar with a licensed taxi service

Uber has launched its service in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, over a month after going public with its expansion plan.<p>With a population of 50 million people and rapidly increasing internet adoption, Myanmar is seen by many tech firms as a market with much growth …

Uber

STC spent $21K to send 105 passengers by taxi during temporary shutdown

Just over half of the taxi fare was spent on Saskatoon passengers<p>The cost of cancelling more than 40 bus routes when the Saskatchewan Transportation …

Uber

Inmate and girlfriend accused of running prison taxi service

A prisoner at an Atlanta federal penitentiary and his girlfriend were arraigned on Thursday, accused of running a taxi service that took inmates to …

Crime

Prosecutors: 'Inmate taxi service' let prisoners come and go

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal inmate and his fiancée ran an "inmate taxi service," ferrying inmates to restaurants, hotels and homes and returning them to the prison, authorities said Thursday.<p>The pair charged a fee to transport inmates who were able to easily escape through holes in a fence at the U.S. …

Crime

Labour sacks parliamentary candidate Trevor Merralls over Islam tweets

Labour has sacked one of its parliamentary candidates following allegations that he suggested that Europeans should “eradicate Islam from our …

UK News

Follow these rules before you decide to use taxis in Bogota

I HAVE lived in Bogota for over three years now and I think it is fair to say that taxi drivers in Bogota do not have a good reputation among the …

Uber

Senior in critical condition after assault, taxicab carjacked in SF Mission

An 86-year-old woman is in life-threatening condition after an assault at a bus stop near 23rd and Mission streets on Sunday afternoon, police …

Crime

Accused cabbie killer in London, Ont. appearing in court Tuesday

'It could have been racially motivated or failure to pay the fare,' taxi operator speculates<p>The 23-year-old man accused of beating a London, Ont. …

Crime

Ride-sharing taxi service Ola lost Rs 6 crore a day in 2015-16

<b>IN BRIEF:</b><p>⇒ Ola lost Rs 6 crore a day in 2015-16<p>⇒ It posted losses amounting to Rs 2,311 crore<p>⇒ Most of the cash was spent on heavy …

Uber

Black cab drivers are readying a fight against Transport for London over Uber's license to operate in the capital

Black Cab drivers are gearing up for a fresh fight with Transport for London over Uber's operations in London.<p>The ride hailing startup's license in …

Uber

How can we avoid looking like 'awful oiks' at the Fourth of June?

Also in Dear Mary: marquees are out, beer and crisps are in at Eton’s Fourth of June; how to make black cabs affordable<p>Q. New colleagues invited us to lunch but didn’t warn us that the clippings had not been cleared up from a blackthorn hedge that lines their private drive. The next day we had two …

Uber

How to Use a Strategic Narrative to Improve PR Relevance

Staying relevant is a lurking concern for many organizations and industries.<p>Some embrace disruption, while others bury their collective heads in the …

Marketing

Uber says flying taxis will be in service by 2020

Uber on Tuesday provided the first details on an on-demand flying taxi service to be called Uber Elevate.During the opening day of a three-day …

Uber

Uber to demonstrate Elevate air taxi service in 2020

Uber spent much of the keynote detailing the various partnerships it has established to bring the project to life. The company, for example, is …

Uber

Uber Korea fined 10 mln won for illegal taxi service

SEOUL, April 26 (Yonhap) -- A lower court on Wednesday fined the local unit of app-based ride service provider Uber 10 million won (US$8,900) for …

Uber

The Trailer for Kingsman 2 Is Finally Here and I’m Feeling a Lot of Emotions

I’ve been eagerly covering every new tidbit of <i>Kingsman: The Golden Circle</i> news, but now we’ve hit the motherlode—the first full trailer has arrived. …

Movies

Uber plans to launch flying taxi demo by 2020

Taxi-hailing app Uber has announced plans to introduce a flying taxi service in just three year's time.<p>Uber Elevate would feature electric vehicles …

Uber