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A viral marketing team released a prank video showing a New York traffic cop lifting the front of a yellow taxi to promote used-car site.

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Ever wonder what it's really like to be an Uber driver? For one, it's not as profitable as you might think.

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New Taxis Are Due By The End Of 2017

The London Taxi Company is getting a major investment from its owner Geely. At a new factory in the UK, the company will build a plug-in hybrid cab to go on sale in 2017.

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A cab driver responsible for hitting and killing a young boy received a ticket and a temporarily suspended license Monday, much to the frustration of the child's parents and local leaders.

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'Surge Pricing' Impacting Normal Cab Schedules

Some taxi drivers In Columbus, OH are finding ways to drive for Uber as well as their traditional cab companies.

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But More People Ride In Cabs. A Lot More

Guess what, there are now 14,088 registered Uber cars and 13,587 yellow cabs in New York City.

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Uber is working with BYD to lease the automaker's E6 five-door hatchback EV to the ridesharing drivers in Chicago, as part of the pilot program. The test already includes about 25 drivers and could grow to around 200.

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Sara Bahayi is probably the only female taxi driver in Afghanistan, and has been for two years now. She receives regular death threats, but she's on a mission to teach other Afghani women to drive.

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Tired of passengers vomiting in their taxis, cabbies in the South Korean capital of Seoul will begin issuing city-approved $138 fines to puking passengers.

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"Why can't we have competition? Why did the city think there had to be exclusivity?" – Taxi Association

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An 11-year-old girl from Arkansas is back at home after stealing $1,300 from her grandmother and taking a long-distance cab ride to meet a boy in Florida. Catching her wasn't too difficult, though. After her parents reported the girl missing, police found calls to the boy and the taxi company in her cell phone records, and they caught up to the vehicle in Georgia.

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Ridesharing service Uber is having a rough time legally these days. The app is blacklisted in India because a driver is accused of raping a female passenger, and now Portland, OR, is putting up its own legal defense against the on-demand taxis to keep them off the city's roads. The business is facing an investigation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well.

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The growing popularity of on-demand taxi services like Uber and Lyft is revolutionizing the way people get around in many cities. Early data is starting to show that in the long term, they could lead to a fundamental change in the whole industry. The first steps of this transformation are already being felt on the streets of New York.

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Emissions concerns in London are causing headaches for Nissan, as the company continues its efforts to bring its Black Cab to the city's streets. A proposed ultra-low emissions zone could lead to standards in the city center that are so strict the gas-powered taxi can't meet them, AutoExpress reports.

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Some kids ride home from school in a school bus. Others get picked up by their parents or nannies, or by carpool with other parents. Some walk or ride their bikes, or take public transportation. But Baily Deeter of Atherton, CA, simply hits a button on his iPhone and orders a cab from Uber.

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Traveling by jet airplane may not be the greenest mode of transportation, but if you're landing at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, at least you'll be able to get into town under pure electric power.

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Car2go has always been about offering its members an alternative to traditional car ownership as they move around town. Now, the carsharing company's focus is expanding to offer alternatives (plural) with the addition of things like taxis, bikesharing and public transportation to the Car2go family. This is because Car2go and its parent company, Moovel (which is in turn owned by Daimler), have acquired RideScout, an all-in-one service that Car2go calls, "the leading app-based mobility platform in

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Gypsy Cabbing In Nissan's Plucky People Mover

"You're a long way from home!"

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In London, cab drivers undergo a grueling testing and memorization regime known ominously as "The Knowledge." Obtaining a license to drive one of the British capital's distinctive black cabs is so difficult that students often use motor scooters to get around and learn some 320 routes on 25,000 roads, a process that takes two to four years. They then need to take a completely random oral test, just to make sure they know their way about the city.

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Mobile taxi service Uber has exploded in popularity recently, with major investments from Google and even partnering with the latest Transformers movie, but the meteoric rise has been tempered with controversy. In Europe and Asia, the app has sparked protests and has been legislated against to make it harder to use. The company's business practices are now falling under the microscope again, but this time it isn't coming from the old guard rallying against the upstart; instead competing ride on-

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Taxi Companies Say Upstarts Not Playing Fair

Those not-a-taxi ridesharing services are facing all sorts of difficulties, from union challenges to unfriendly local laws. Of course, they're also enjoyed by thousands of people around the world and have support from other union groups, so you're forgiven if you can't keep straight who's in favor of what on the issue. One thing is certain, though, France might soon be a completely anti-ridesharing country.

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