Uber's Toughest Year Yet

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… » 12/30/14 1:25pm 12/30/14 1:25pm

Great moments in NYC Taxi lifehacks

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. » 6/23/14 11:36am 6/23/14 11:36am

​Anti-Uber Protests Promptly Blow Up In Taxi Drivers' Face

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. » 6/11/14 9:01pm 6/11/14 9:01pm

Nissan's New London Cab Will Give You Royal Nightmares

New York clearly wasn't enough for Nissan. After the Taxi of Tomorrow, meet the Hackney Cab of Nightmares, based on the trusty NV200 platform. Round LED lamps, large butt, the works. » 1/06/14 9:00am 1/06/14 9:00am

This Futuristic London Cab By Toyota Might Be Japan's Taxi Of Tomorrow

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. » 11/05/13 4:50pm 11/05/13 4:50pm

In Plain Sight: A Guide to New York City's Taxis, Part II

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… » 9/13/13 12:39pm 9/13/13 12:39pm

In Plain Sight: A Guide to New York City's Taxis, Part I

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… » 9/12/13 8:43am 9/12/13 8:43am

Watch The Best U-Turn Ever Made By A Cab Driver Ever

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. » 1/24/13 12:20pm 1/24/13 12:20pm

The Time I Watched A Man Eat Coca In A Colombian Mountain Taxi

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. » 1/01/13 3:00pm 1/01/13 3:00pm

This Bogotá Airport Taxi Wins Stereo System Competitions

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. » 9/12/12 3:00pm 9/12/12 3:00pm

Is Nissan Ruining Global Taxis With The NV200?

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. » 8/06/12 5:30pm 8/06/12 5:30pm

Ask A Veteran New York City Cab Driver Anything You Want

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… » 8/03/12 2:00pm 8/03/12 2:00pm

For $10,500, Gain A Checkered Past

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? » 7/12/12 8:00am 7/12/12 8:00am

Watch A Russian Cabbie Go Swimming With His Car

This Russian cabbie was clearly having a bad day. First, he tried to drive through a puddle that ended up being three feet deep. Then, he somehow managed to join his car in the cold, muddy water. » 5/04/12 3:00pm 5/04/12 3:00pm

Why Is New York City's New Outer Borough Taxi This Sickly Shade Of…

The main goal of the new "Boro Taxi" — cabs that'll respond to street hails in the vast parts of New York that aren't Manhattan (the outer boroughs) — is to make it distinct from the common yellow cab. In that respect, the recently unveiled cab color succeeds. It is distinctly not yellow. But why does it have to look… » 4/30/12 10:30am 4/30/12 10:30am

The UFO On Top Of The New NYC Taxi Will Stop Cabbies From Honking

For an auto show in New York, it makes sense that one of the cars everyone's most interested in is a cab. Specifically, the Nissan "Taxi Of Tomorrow" re-revealed yesterday. And while the design is novel (at least from the perspective of the old Crown Vics), almost everything in it is immediately understandable to cab… » 4/05/12 3:30pm 4/05/12 3:30pm

Nissan's Iranian New York City Cab Problem

While Nissan happily trumpets their taxi-selection victory inside the Javits Center, just outside Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate for the City of New York, held a press conference decrying the selection. The reason? Nissan still does business in Iran, in violation of U.S. sanctions. » 4/04/12 2:30pm 4/04/12 2:30pm

Chris Harris gets sideways in a London taxi

Occasional Jalopnik contributor and avid Ferrari collector Chris Harris apparently needs some extra money to cover his insurance premiums, so he's picked up some shift work as a cab driver. Specifically, the Top Gear Live taxi. » 10/27/11 1:00pm 10/27/11 1:00pm

New Yorker gives away a day of weird free cab rides

Filmmaker Mark Malkoff knows the recession's tough on everyone so he rented a cab for a day to give a handful of New Yorkers a free ride. The only catch was you had to take a cab with a small, strange man with a love for Tony Danza. » 9/29/11 12:30pm 9/29/11 12:30pm