Taxicabs

Dubai takes delivery of their first 50 Tesla vehicles to create a ‘self-driving’ taxi service

Tesla made a big deal of its launch in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates earlier this year. With the launch in the region, Tesla signed a deal to supply 200 Model S/X vehicles with ‘fully self-driving-capability’ to Dubai’s taxi company.<p>This week, they delivered the first 50 of those vehicles.<p>The …

Autos

Giggling teen girls locked in taxi for being 60p short then taken to police station

Hilarious footage captured the moment two teenage girls are driven to police station for being 60p short on their £6.80 taxi fare.<p>Hilarious footage …

Teens

First drive in the all-new electric London cab

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Electric Vehicles

Waymo CEO Says Self-Driving Trucks May Come Before Taxi Service

Alphabet Inc.’s driverless vehicle technology may come to market first in trucks, rather than as an autonomous ride-sharing service.<p>John Krafcik, …

Business

A group of MPs want to ban Uber in London

Laura Lean/PA Archive/PA Images<p>A cross-party group of 10 MPs have urged Transport for London (TfL) to strip Uber of its operator licence by signing a …

Uber

1967 Austin FX4 London Ta

From the seller’s description:<p>TAXI CAB, 1967 AUSTIN FX4 LONDON TAXI! Come take a look at this unique, cute, cute, cute Taxi! This is the iconic …

Classic Cars

There’s Now an All-Female Taxi Service in Paris

I know many women who don’t feel comfortable taking a taxi or a rideshare service (Uber, Lyft) because they’ve read about or seen stories of...The …

Lyft

Electric London black cab goes beige to impress Germans

Britain may be famous for its classic custom-made black cabs, but London's electric taxi company has decided to go beige to impress the Germans.

Electric Vehicles

How governmental laws feed into taxi wars

CAPE TOWN - The taxi industry in South Africa face constant challenges. Taxi drivers face refusal of permits and exclusion in in the motor industry. …

Uber

23 people charged with illegally selling alcohol in Bethel, including 18 cab drivers

More than a dozen Bethel cab drivers were charged Thursday for illegally selling alcohol to their passengers, according to the Alaska Department of …

Crime

South African Uber and Metered Taxi Wars: Three Cars Torched

At least three cars were burned down in Sandton, Johannesburg last night in the long-running metered taxi and Uber war. <i>The Citizen</i> reports that two …

Uber

Police monitor Sandton after Uber, taxi wars

Gauteng police will maintain a "strong presence" in the Sandton CBD on Friday after clashes between Uber drivers and metered taxi drivers on Thursday …

Uber

Leaked messages show how Taxify is trying to avoid trouble

That didn't take long.<p>London's transport body, Transport for London (TfL), has taken an interest in Taxify, a cheap rival to Uber which launched in London on Tuesday.<p>According to messages seen by Business Insider, TfL is checking whether Taxify and its drivers are correctly licensed to operate in …

Uber

Taxi wars as rival discount schemes go head-to-head

A PRICE war has broken out in the Capital between rival taxi discount schemes for the disabled.<p>In one corner, the city council’s Taxicard initiative …

Uber

Taxicab drivers' lawsuit to require Uber, Lyft inspections fails | NOLA.com

New Orleans officials have succeeded in getting a lawsuit tossed that sought to force the city to require the same safety inspections on Lyft and …

Uber

Uber Vs Taxify... Which One Will You Go With?

<i>Londonist travel news and features are brought to you in partnership with CommuterClub. Get better value on your daily commute.</i><p>Taxify is in London. …

London

Daimler-backed Via and Didi-backed Taxify launch in London challenging Uber

Uber's ride-hailing dominance in London is about to be challenged with confirmation of the arrival of two new ride-hailing startups in the capital, …

Uber

South Africa: Taxi Fare to Increase Following Petrol Price Rise

[News24Wire] Taxi fares will possibly increase by between R1 and R5 per journey, depending on the region, following a petrol price increase of 67c …

South Africa

Expect taxi fare increases between R1 - R5 following petrol price hike

James de Villiers, News24<p>Cape Town – Taxi fares will possibly increase by between R1 and R5 per journey, depending on the region, following a petrol …

News (South Africa)

Paris Has Launched a Female-Only Taxi Service

Women have been getting a lot of attention in the travel world lately. In just the past year, we’ve seen female-only security checkpoints open at …

Frequent-flyer Programs

I won’t send autistic son to school until hell over bus service is ended, vows Tyrone mother

The mother of a 10-year-old autistic child with extreme behaviour problems has vowed to keep him off school until an ongoing row over a special needs …

News (Ireland)

Our politicians are not capable of negotiating a taxi fare, let alone Brexit

Hunt is not qualified to be a Health Minister. The Chancellor is not an economist. Rudd has no qualifications to do her job. Look what messes they’re …

Brexit

Denmark is fining an Uber driver $78,400

A court in Denmark fined an Uber driver in 486,500 crowns ($78,400) for operating a taxi service without a permit.

Uber

A Women-Only Taxi Service Launched In Paris And It Comes With Really Cool Perks

Female taxi drivers are about to take over Paris — and no, not in the city's traditional cabs. A new service called Women Drive is a women-only taxi …

Uber

Paris Has a New Taxi Service That’s Only For Women

Even though women make up about 60 percent of taxi passengers around the world, that number does is not mirrored in the front seat.<p>According to one …

Travel

France's first women-only taxi service launches in Paris

A new women-only transport service launching in Paris aims to tackle the problem of sexual harassment and assault in taxi cabs.

European News

Women-only taxi service launches in Paris to prevent sexual assault

Women Drive aims to protect female passengers from drivers' unwanted advances.<p>A French start-up is launching a women-only taxi service in Paris. The …

Uber

How Uber can spur improvements in Hong Kong’s taxi service

Uber just made a long-shot pick for its chief executive. The question is whether it is a long shot for Uber to operate freely in the freest economy …

Uber

Woman pulled from car, beaten in Vallejo carjacking

A Vallejo woman was pulled from her vehicle and beaten by two men early Tuesday morning in Vallejo, police said.<p>The woman, 39, told police she was …

Crime

Ford to work on self-driving cars with taxi and delivery functionality

Car ownership is predicted to decline as self-driving cars hit the roads, with more people, especially in cities, opting for a taxi or shuttle. When that happens, Ford wants to be the company supplying taxi operators with vehicles.<p>In a blog post, Ford vice president of autonomous vehicles, Sherif …

Transportation