This is the second anti-Uber demonstration the Hungarian capital had to get through this year already, but the problem isn’t really with the cheap way everybody likes to travel nowadays.
It’s the nightmare of any taxi driver. You pick up a fare, and then that fare pulls a gun on you, demanding your wallet and personal effects in exchange for sparing your life. But it’s ever-so-slightly less of a nightmare when a cop is behind you, watching the entire thing.
Here’s one we probably saw coming. San Francisco’s largest taxi company is filing for bankruptcy, citing competition from Uber and Lyft. But it’s not too late for Yellow Cab yet.
In light of the ongoing attacks on the city of Paris by as-of-yet unknown assailants, the French government has shut down borders and the Army has begun securing the city, with the help of taxi drivers offering free rides to get people to secured locations.
Against all odds, the Nissan NV-200 will rule the streets of New York. As of today, the vast majority of cab drivers must buy the so-called Taxi of Tomorrow when they retire their old yellow cabs.
So I’m sitting in the back of an Uber the other day. It’s a Nissan Altima, the last-generation model, the one where it looks like the rear tail lights were styled using the rare Photoshop feature More Turn Signal. The driver is yammering away on the phone. And he’s cruising along about three inches from the car in…
Who gets to do burnouts in the middle of Manhattan? Who gets to stand on full ABS stops on empty side streets? Who gets to do all this and more without anyone noticing? The Toyota Avalon driver.
If you drove a car hour after hour, day after day through Manhattan as a taxi, you’d expect the engine to be completely haggard right? Look again.
On the same day that Uber got bad news from the California Labor Commission, the New York Post reports another ill omen for the technology-company-and-definitely-not-a-car-service everyone loves to hate and use anyway: NYC has impounded nearly 500 Uber cars since April in a sting against illegal “street hails.”
Fun fact: drivers in GTA are kind of awful. Creative players have decided to use GTA’s poor driving AI for amusement, resulting in a special type of mini-game that’s very entertaining to watch.
A Crown Victoria is far from the only way to get you from point A to point B.
Yes you can get a Ford Escape to take you from the UN to the Empire State Building, but that’s lacking a little imagination, isn’t it?
At least one fake taxi has been prowling New York City streets, skimming and stealing credit cards. And while you think that you, the eagle-eyed observer, would never be caught dead in a blatantly fake taxi, you’re wrong. Because this fake taxi was damn near a perfect replica of the real deal.
New York City continues its path towards becoming rich people Disneyland as there are now more Uber cabs in the city than actual yellow cabs.
Earlier this month, the New York Times Style section published a wistful memoriam to taxi fucking, the allegedly forgotten act of getting in the back of city-run yellow taxi cabs and—drunkenly or otherwise—going at it while drivers play accidental Peeping Toms.
This is literally my childhood dream come true. Ex-army amphibious vehicles are serving as taxis crossing the rivers of St. Petersburg.
You studied for years to take the SAT. You worked even harder to get into medical school. But all that work has absolutely nothing – and I mean nothing – on London's test for taxi drivers, AKA The Knowledge. And just watching a guy recite just one little route is mind-bending.
Unless you're a really high-roller, if you've ever flown to Las Vegas, chances are that you've waited for a taxi in a notoriously long queue at McCarran Airport, often in 100-degree plus temperatures. But help is on its way, in the form of an on-call car service, Über.