Taxicabs

Woman, 65, steals taxicab, picks up fares, police say

A 65-year-old woman is in custody after Philadelphia police say she stole a taxicab, pretended to be a driver and picked up a customer.<p>The strange …

Uber

Uber Is Banned From This European City, Again

A Czech regional court on Wednesday reinstated its ban preventing ride-hailing service Uber from operating in Brno, the country's second-largest …

Uber

From Zurich to Tokyo: These are the world's most expensive cities for taxis

The price of taxis around the world has been revealed, ranking the most expensive cities to the least.<p>Online used car dealership Carspring has …

Cities

Is Guatemala the next Uber frontier? Taxi drivers say “hell no”

Why Uber is facing opposition from the country's taxi drivers<p>More than 1,000 taxi drivers took to the streets of Guatemala City on June 7 to protest the arrival of the ride-sharing app, Uber, to Guatemala. The workers blocked bus routes and shut down sections of the historic center of Guatemala …

Uber

US student arrested in China after taxi driver dispute

The family of an American university student detained in China for five days without charge or contact beyond the police station have enlisted the …

News (China)

'Hold, please' no more: Texting for a cab coming soon to 2 Saskatoon taxi lines

Comfort Cab, United Cabs expected to launch service in next 2 months<p>Two taxi companies in Saskatoon are preparing to launch a service that will allow …

Saskatoon

Exclusive: Nigel Farage says Uber drivers are 'not our people'

Nigel Farage has been accused of making xenophobic comments about Uber drivers, while waiting for a taxi outside Lords’ cricket ground.<p>According to …

Uber

Uber's wheelchair-accessible uberACCESS service launches in four new UK markets

Uber is wildly popular in the UK. The ridesharing service is available in virtually every major city, and in London, there are more Uber partners than traditional black ‘hackney’ cab drivers.<p>However, Uber has long struggled with accessibility. While black cab drivers have a legal mandate to be …

Uber

It’s a hard world after all in Uber’s path to global domination

The ride-hail company has faced vexing challenges in its non-U.S. markets — will India be next?<p>Remember when Uber was going to take over the world? Me too.<p>But today, the transportation player — which is valued at close to $70 billion and with lofty ambitions to become one of the only global …

Uber

Charities given rules to stem migration by Italy

Migration

London's Iconic Black Cab Company Rebrands for Electric Future - Bloomberg

Hundreds of London’s black cabs will start appearing on the roads of Amsterdam next year, powered by batteries instead of diesel fuel, marking the …

Transportation

Black cab turns green as all-new electric London taxi launches

Cab maker ditches diesel to produce a petrol and electric-powered taxi that will be rolled out in November<p>The maker of the London black cab has unveiled the new, electric design of the car, which will hit the capital’s roads in November and which it hopes to sell to pollution-blighted cities …

Electric Vehicles

June in Africa: Taxi wars, smarter cities and increased investments

Some major companies are getting heavily involved in Africa’s tech space, with global mobile operator Orange leading the way in June.<p>The company has announced the launch of an Africa-focused arm of its early-stage investment program Orange Digital Ventures, US$56 million to the new initiative. …

Africa

Uber presses pause on primary taxi service in Finland until 2018

Unlicensed cab service UberPop pulled from Helsinki as company continues to battle against regulation around the globe<p>Uber is pulling its primary service out of Finland as it waits for a law that will deregulate the taxi market to be passed.<p>The cab firm, which exclusively operates in the nation’s …

Uber

Former Munster player resisted arrest after cursing at gardai in drink-fuelled incident

A FORMER Munster rugby player resisted arrest after shouting “expletives” at gardai in a drink-fuelled episode in Dublin city centre.

News (Ireland)

Uber in London has become a war between white working-class cabbies and non-white immigrants

Black cab drivers in London tend to dislike Uber, saying that its lower fares and lower barriers to entry undermine their trade.<p>But there's another complicated layer running underneath all of that. Many Uber drivers are non-white immigrants, while most black cab drivers are white and British.<p>A New …

Uber

New EU court a blow for Uber in French taxi case

Uber suffered a new setback in Europe on Tuesday when an EU court adviser said France was entitled to charge local managers of the U.S. ride-hailing app firm with running an illegal taxi service.<p>Uber played down the non-binding opinion from an advocate general at the Court of Justice of the …

Uber

Uber Should Be Regulated as Taxi Service, European Legal Adviser Says

LONDON — Uber suffered a blow to its expansion plans in Europe on Tuesday after a senior adviser to the region’s highest court said that the ride-hailing service should have to abide by tough European rules governing taxi services.<p>The recommendation, a nonbinding opinion by an advocate general for …

Uber

Adviser to top EU court says Uber should be treated as a taxi service in French legal case

Uber

87-year-old man fatally struck by cabbie remembered as a 'mensch'

Leo Schonhaut, 87, was killed Sunday by a taxi cab as he walked through the neighborhood where he’d lived for decades — a “mensch” known for winning …

New York City

New Calgary taxi service for special needs customers

Calgary City Cabs will offer specialized service by dedicating an entire fleet of accessible vans and drivers to cater to people with special needs.

Uber

Video: See the damage to the taxi cab that lost control near Logan Airport in East Boston

A 56-year-old taxi cab driver on Monday lost control and crashed into an outdoor rest area near Logan International Airport in East Boston, sending …

Boston

Officials: Taxi driver confused brake with gas

Ten people were taken to hospitals Monday afternoon after a taxi cab struck a group of pedestrians in east Boston, authorities said. Police said they are interviewing the cab driver, a 56-year-old Cambridge man, who is said to have confused the brake with the gas.

Uber

'Get your seatbelt on' - Black cab passenger thrown from seat in crash

A WOMAN travelling in a black cab was thrown from her seat in a crash because she was not wearing a seatbelt.<p>Fire crews, paramedics and the police …

Manchester

Everything we learned about Adele at one of her last Wembley gigs

Pom-poms, chin hair and chicken nuggets<p><b>Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde</b><p>Adele is coming so very close to the end of her fifteen month world tour. The 29 year …

Lifestyle

In Uber era, Chicago's taxicab industry disappearing, study finds

Chicago cabdrivers struggling to survive in the Uber era are fighting a losing battle, with 40 percent of all medallions “inactive” and hundreds more …

Uber

Dubai's Autonomous Flying Taxi Service Will Be Ready for Takeoff This Year

As part of Dubai’s bid to be a city of the future, they plan to have 25 percent of their public transport autonomously controlled by 2030. An …

Transportation

Best photographs of the day: Adele in a black cab and an earthquake drill

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of highlights from around the world, including the three bears and lightning in Poland

Photography

WATCH! Dramatic footage of Taxify vehicle attack as taxi wars take ugly twist

<i>EDINBURGH — Taxi drivers around the globe have protested against Uber, arguing that the sharing economy model is not legal and is cannibalising</i> …

Uber

Does your self-driving chariot await? Here’s what the future of autonomous cars looks like

Certainly, it’s a stretch to look at Stephenson’s Rocket and see a Shinkansen, or to compare the Wright Flyer to a Dreamliner. So will the autonomous cars of tomorrow have a similarly distant relationship to the cars we use today? Even though a self-driving future seems all but assured, total …

Transportation