Uber hasn’t exactly had the easiest of times in Africa because, like in the U.S. and Europe, it disrupts local taxi businesses. In Nairobi, Uber cars have been set on fire. In Johannesburg, drivers have been attacked. Can a more localized approach make things work better for one upstart ride-sharing company?
Uber is launching uberMOTO, a new service that lets you Uber to your destination even faster while also putting your life even more into the hands of a stranger and while also getting to grope them awkwardly. Anyone want a ride?
Funny enough, the taxi drivers say they’ll keep protesting as long as Uber is available on the App Store and Google Play.
If you’re in London, get used to this car. You’ll be seeing plenty of them around.
There are many ride sharing services that provide an alternative to traditional taxi cabs, but none larger than Uber. With backing from big names like Google Ventures, Goldman Sachs and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Uber has expanded globally and asserted its dominance in cities across the United States. They're now…
This one comes from one of our friends at Hearst Digital Media. Erin Toland, an art director here at the Hearst Tower mothership, caught a taxi with a friend over the weekend. Its driver used human ingenuity to solve the problem presented by his Prius's not-strong-enough-for-passengers factory A/C.
It turns out that choking traffic from London to Berlin isn't the best way to get your message across to customers – even when striking is practically an EU-recognized sport.
The JPN Taxi Concept has been conceived by Toyota in line with the Japanese government’s program for designing buses and taxis that are more user-friendly. It also looks like a futuristic TX4 Hackney Carriage.
Welcome back to In Plain Sight, where we’re doing something a little different this week – celebrating the taxis of New York. We’ve already taken a drive through the history of these yellow people movers and highlighted the Fords and Toyotas that make up the majority of the official fleet. Today we’re talking about…
Welcome back to In Plain Sight, where we’re doing something a little different this week – celebrating the taxis of New York. Yesterday we dove into the history of these yellow beasts and what makes them so special to this city. Today, I present the first part of my comprehensive guide to all the models currently in…
There seem to be two types of cab drivers in New York City: Ones that will break any and every law to get you where you need to be and ones that will abide by laws that don't even exist yet.
Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe London Cab looks to be in fare condition, but will its price have you wanting to keep the meter running?
Santa Marta, Colombia — Cars are pretty expensive to buy in Colombia, so a lot of people take cabs and buses. As a friend of mine always told me, wheels beats heels, and by that logic catching a ride in someone else's car works for me.
Imagine you're at an international airport, laden with bags, and ready to throw them into a commodious trunk so that you can relax in the relative comfort of the cab's backseat.
In 2013, the Ford Crown Victoria taxis will begin disappearing from city streets and will be replaced by Nissan's brand new NV200 van. It will be the first purpose built taxi roaming NYC in decades and promises to be the cab of the future.
If you think it's daring to be a race car driver, then you have never actually watched someone drive a New York City taxi. Every day is a stint in an endurance race where things are constantly going wrong. Add in the fact that you have to pick up customers that complain about everything and constantly forget things in…
If you've ever seen a toxicology report on the passenger seats of taxis (taxicology?) you'd probably spend a lot of time walking. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Checker Marathon Wagon and a bottle of bleach will take a load off your Hi-Tops, but will its price have you asking are you talking to me?