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London taxi and private hire cab sex attacks 'at 14-year high'

<b>The number of rapes and sex assaults of cab passengers in London reached a 14-year high in 2016, figures show.</b><p>Transport for London (TfL) and the Met Police revealed a 21% rise on the previous year in attacks related to black taxi and private hire cab journeys.<p>In 2016, 164 offences, 30 of those …

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GRAPHIC: Airbus set to test self-flying taxi

Airbus have revealed they are to test a self-piloted flying taxi as part of an effort to alleviate congestion by taking commuting to the skies.<p>Airbus …

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Escaped psychiatric patient captured in California

Randall Saito, who escaped in Hawaii, was captured in Northern California after a tip from an "alert taxi cab driver," police said.

Northern California

Uber's license battle with London's transport regulator could take years

Uber’s appeal process against a decision by London’s transport regulator to <b>strip the taxi app</b> of its operating licence in the British capital could …

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Taxi owner gunned down amid renewed 'wars' fears

A taxi owner was gunned down in Mthatha this morning in what taxi bosses fear may be the flaring up of the taxi wars again.<p>Police spokesman Mzukisi …

News (South Africa)

India’s taxi wars may be headed for a truce, thanks to Softbank

On Nov. 13, San Francisco-based Uber’s board approved a “multi-billion dollar” investment from Japanese internet group Softbank, which may invest up to $10 billion, Reuters reported.<p>The Masayoshi Son-led group is already the biggest investor in Ola, Uber’s Indian rival, with a stake of over 30%. It …

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Uber teams up with NASA to make flying taxi service available by 2020

Uber has signed an agreement with NASA to create a brand new air traffic control system to support their forthcoming UberAir service.<p>The flying taxi …

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Denver ranks 4 as best city for singles, dating

If you’re single and looking for love, your chance to get lucky soars in the Mile High.<p>According to a study conducted by WalletHub, economics, fun …

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Saugus police looking for man who carjacked a taxi cab

Saugus police are searching for a carjacking suspect who stole a taxi Sunday evening after fleeing a Dick’s Sporting Goods, police said.<p>The suspect …

Boston

Woman in custody after commandeering cab in Kailua, police say

A 55-year-old woman was in custody Friday after police said she took possession of a taxi cab from the driver in Kailua.<p>The woman was a customer in …

Crime

October in Africa: Airbnb, taxi wars, and pay-as-you-go solar

<i>Major on-demand players like Airbnb and Uber are making major plays for customers in Africa, but are facing different levels of competition on the continent.</i><p>Airbnb continues to grow. October saw the company announce it will invest US$1 million in Africa through to 2020 as it bids to promote and …

Africa

The self-driving car is here … in 2017

I apologize: I got it wrong. For some time now I have been saying to anybody who will listen that the horizon for the arrival of self-driving …

Transportation

Uber Loses London Employment Tribunal Appeal on Workers' Rights

Uber Technologies has lost a crucial battle in its attempt to hold onto its London liscene after a U.K. tribunal denied its appeal in case involving …

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Uber and NASA want to bring you flying cars in the next two years

“Closer Than You Think”<p>Today at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, Jeff Holden, Uber’s head of product, announced updates to the ride-hailing …

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Lake Washington water taxi service could be on its way

A fast ferry could connect Seattle and Renton by around 2020<p>A private developer is planning to run a water taxi across Lake Union between Renton and Seattle.<p>Last week, Seco Development announced that they’re working on running a passenger-only ferry between Renton and Southport—where Seco’s offices …

Seattle

Alphabet’s Waymo to launch driverless taxi service

Alphabet’s Waymo will launch a driverless ride-hailing service and has tested the cars on public roads<b>Alphabet’s Waymo will launch a driverless</b> …

Transportation

Uber Unveils Plans To Partner With NASA For A Flying Taxi Service In 2020

On Wednesday, Uber announced plans to take its rideshare services to the sky. In partnership with NASA, the tech platform will unveil a new flying …

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Waymo ditches human safety drivers to launch a truly autonomous taxi service

The trial of self-driving Fiat Chrysler Pacifica minivans is being run in Phoenix, Arizona<p>The promise of truly self-driving cars hitting our roads …

Transportation

Waymo's self-driving taxi service months away from starting

In a matter of months, Waymo, Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car subsidiary, will invite the public to ride in its autonomous taxis. Unlike prior …

Waymo

Waymo to announce driverless taxi service today

Alphabet's autonomous car company, Waymo, plans to announce later today that "its first commercial product will be a driverless taxi service" in …

Business

Newcastle taxi boss gunned down

Durban - A Newscastle taxi boss has been gunned down in a hail of bullets - just days after a Ladysmith taxi boss was assassinated in a similar …

Crime

Fire destroys Chilliwack Taxi building

An overnight fire destroyed the dispatch offices of Chilliwack Taxi on Sunday.<p>They are forging ahead with taxi service despite the fire, according to …

Fraser Valley

Channel 4 journalist imprisoned in black cab during heating row with driver - who reversed into her when she refused to pay - Mirror Online

A London cabbie who held a Channel 4 business correspondent in the back of his taxi before knocking her down in a row over a heater has been spared …

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Scot trapped in Dubai for two years and forced to sleep in hotel toilets after £2 taxi fare mix-up

The nightmare left David Ballantine's life in ruins.<p>A Scots businessman has told how he was trapped in Dubai for two years awaiting trial over a £2 …

Shoppers flee as black taxicab mounts pavement in London's Covent Garden

Shoppers fled in panic after a taxi cab mounted a pavement near London’s bustling Covent Garden on Wednesday afternoon, hitting a number of people.<p>Photographs showed what appeared to be people lying on the pavement in front of the black cab.<p>Dozens of police, ambulance and fire vehicles attended the …

Covent Garden

Black cab mounts pavement in London's Covent Garden and ploughs into pedestrians injuring four people - Mirror Online

A black cab has smashed into pedestrians after mounting a pavement in Covent Garden.<p>A Met Police spokesman said the incident is believed to be a car …

Covent Garden

Covent Garden crash: Black cab 'ploughs into pedestrians' at heart of London

Black cab drives into crowd of people close to The Strand in central London<p>Incident not believed to be terror related.<p>A taxi driver has been arrested …

Covent Garden

Alphabet's Driverless Taxi Service Waymo Is Opening to the Public

The driverless cars are being tested in Arizona.<p>Google‘s self-driving car project Waymo is developing an autonomous taxi fleet, which is currently being tested on public roads in a suburb outside of Phoenix. Once fully launched, the self-driving taxi will be ordered via mobile app widespread and …

Driverless Cars

Taxi plows into pedestrians in London's Covent Garden area

British police said Wednesday they were responding to a "serious injury accident" after a taxi hit pedestrians in London's busy Covent Garden …

Covent Garden

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