Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
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.
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.
"This is what you get for not riding the subway," the cruel bastard soul of New York City boomed at a cab rider earlier today, exploding a manhole cover at them.
Cops, old people, and anybody who rides in a taxi should know Ford is recalling 38,645 Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis', and Lincoln Town Cars because the last time they recalled those cars, they may or may not have done something "that could potentially result in a loss of steering."
An ambitious multi-million pound project to create the UK’s first ‘members only’ clubhouse for professional drivers has been unveiled.
Last week, cab driver Charles Hawkesworth was brutally attacked by one of his late night passengers, a US Marine. Now, as the attacker is finally being charged with a felony, Hawkesworth's North Carolina community is banding together to support him in the best way we can imagine.
Island Taxi in Surf City, NC recently installed video cameras in all of their taxis for the safety of their drivers. Early Sunday morning, one caught a passenger, who happened to be a US Marine, beating his driver to a pulp.
The city government of Hefei needed to destroy 156 illegal taxis, so they let police, city workers, and even legal taxi drivers smash the unlicensed cars to oblivion. They went to town.
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…
This brand-spankin'-new yellow New York taxi-ready Ford Crown Victoria fleet I stumbled across yesterday, springing up like a patch of daisies through the cracks of the concrete urban jungle of Hoboken, New Jersey, is both poignant and beautiful.
A thirtysomething investment banker and his friend got bored one night so they decided they'd take a cab from New York to Los Angeles. How much would it cost them for the six-day journey? $5,000.
The crew from 'Merican Top Gear rolled into SEMA this morning with a quintet of supercabs. We hear a certain Ray Wert might drive one, but we're not sure if we can tell anyone. So, um, keep it to yourself...
Police say dozens of fake cabdrivers in New York's borough of the Bronx were nailed for picking up passengers in unsafe, unlicensed and uninsured cars. What tipped law enforcement off? These cabbies were friendly, helpful and drove safely.
The news today of AM General getting set to assemble Standard Taxis got us thinking of our favorite livery vehicles. The Russians may demand Maybach cabs, and the Euro-trash only appear content with their mass-produced stripped Mercedes, but most of us don't need quite that level of luxury. Nor do we need the strange…
We'd heard the new "GPS" entertainment / nav / credit card payment / cappuccino system in the back of NYC cabs was still working out some bugs, but the number of error messages this particular unit's throwing up on screen is ridiculous. [Tumblr Weeds]
The age of high speed police chases may be coming to an end as the coppers are cutting out the middlemen and deciding to just pick up the criminals in their supposed getaway vehicles. This was the case when two teenagers robbed a store in Ontario. Little did they know that their getaway vehicle was being driven by…
Years ago I made the rookie, post-collegiate mistake of taking a cab in Prague. Burning a hole in my pocket were 700 or so Czech crowns, the then equivalent of five bucks. I only had a mile or so to go, but the cabbie started driving all over the place, eventually taking me far up into the hills. As the meter clicked…
Yeah, so one of us had the unfortunate need to take a cab from LaGuardia to the city yesterday in the midst of a two day cab strike over GPS systems in the lovely city of apples that are big. After seeing the traffic levels ahead of us on the Triborough Bridge, we decided it'd be best to just stop at an Astoria…