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    Official: Ford Transit Connect Taxi approved for NYC cab duty
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    New York City's post-Crown-Victoria future is becoming clearer. It was nearly a year ago that the selection of the future NYC yellow taxi was narrowed to three: the Nissan NV200, Ford Transit Connect Taxi and the Turkish entry, the Karsan V1. And although the Karsan was the people's choice, the ...

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    Report: NY legislature green lights plan to let pedestrians hail livery cabs from street
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    It took more than a couple of legal strategems, but New York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg has outwitted the city's powerful yellow taxi lobby. The State Legislature passed a bill making it legal for New Yorkers to hail livery cabs from the street. What's a livery cab? It's a private taxi, ...

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    Report: Turkish firm Karsan pledges to build NY taxi in Brooklyn
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    Karsan V1 New York City Taxi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Three manufacturers remain in the running to be the chosen supplier for New York's "Taxi of Tomorrow": Ford, Nissan and Turkish firm Karsan. In an informal poll conducted by the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission ...

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    Video: Cab Cannonball? Men take taxi ride from New York to Los Angeles [w/video]
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    We've taken a couple crazy cab rides in our lifetime, but we've never paid up for a ride that took us from New York to Los Angeles. John Belitsky and his buddy Dan Wuebben have done the deed, though, with cabbie Mohammed Alam providing the yellow Ford Escape taxi. The cost? $5,000. The media ...

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    Geely channels London's iconic taxi with Englong SC7-RV for Shanghai
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    Chinese automaker Geely is part owner of Manganese Bronze, which makes the famous black taxi cabs for the UK and Chinese markets. But while a pricey cab makes sense for the UK, a high-dollar cab in China isn't always profitable. For that reason, Geely will introduce the Englong SC7-RV next week ...

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    First motorcycle taxi service headed for Los Angeles and New York
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    Bombardier Can-Am Spyder – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an effort to help on-the-go business types navigate the chronically gridlocked streets of New York City and Los Angeles, Moto Limos Club is starting the first motorcycle taxi service on these shores. Similar taxi ...

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    Supreme Court strikes down Bloomberg's hybrid taxi plan for NYC
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    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has fought long and hard to uphold a local law requiring all city cab companies to replace their gas-guzzling Ford Crown Victoria sedans with more efficient livery vehicles. A noble goal, no doubt, but the Supreme Court is having none of it. The New York Post ...

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    Turkish taxi of tomorrow design beats Nissan, Ford proposals among New Yorkers [w/video]
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    Karsan V1 New York City Taxi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The people of New York City have spoken, and they've found the taxi designs from both Ford and Nissan lacking. You may remember that the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission recently set about polling residents ...

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    New York cabbies to get stiffer dress code?
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    The image of the laid-back New York City cabbie may not be long for this world. According to Yahoo News and WNYC, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission had been slated to vote on a new rule that could force the drivers to maintain a "professional appearance," but that vote has now been ...

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    Volkswagen crafts a London Black Taxi for the future
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    Volkswagen London Taxi Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen is putting it's own unique spin on a London icon. The VW London Taxi Concept, which is built upon the Up! city car platform, is an electric cab with an estimated range of 186 miles. Though the overall length ...

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    Video: Mini goes retail with interactive vending machine billboard
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    Whether they're challenging Porsche to a duel, littering the streets with packaging or jiggling some chubby dude's man boobs, Mini has a certain flair for creativity when it comes to its advertising. The latest chapter unfolds in Canada, where an ...

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    Video: Wrong Way sign merely a suggestion in China
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    Chinese Taxi Driver prefers alternate route – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you miss an exit on the highway, the best thing to do is simply wait for the next one and double back. You will eventually get where you are going and the only down side is a few wasted minutes. In ...

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    Video: Scott Speed's Redbull NASCAR taxi earns its fare in Chicago
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    Scott Speed takes his NASCAR taxi to Chicago – Click above to watch video after the jump
    With the venerable Ford Crown Victoria on its way out, cabbies all across the country are being forced to come up with all kinds of solutions to their passenger-hauling needs. The Toyota Camry has a bit ...

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    Surprise! New York cabbies prefer Crown Vics to hybrids
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    If it weren't for the somewhat obsessive and frankly narrow-minded love by taxi drivers and police officers for the body-on-frame Ford Crown Victoria, we'd imagine the old Panther platform would have been put out to pasture a very long time ago. As it stands, though, New York cabbies especially ...

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    Giugiaro Quaranta taxi concept picks up fares in Rome
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    Italdesign-Giugiaro Quaranta concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hail a taxi in most American cities, and what are you likely to ride in? A Ford Crown Vic, maybe a minivan or an Escape Hybrid. But a few lucky residents of Rome had something decidedly more exotic recently when ...

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    Volkswagen unveils electric Milano Taxi concept in Hanover
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    Volkswagen Milano Taxi concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen is unveiling a new compact battery-powered taxi concept called the Milano at the Hanover Trade Show in Germany this week. The styling draws heavily on the Space Up! Blue concept that debuted at the 2007 LA ...

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    Report: cabbie takes fares on a 6,500km taxi ride around Western Australia
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    To clarify, he's not taking just one fare, but a bunch of fares from all around the world. The purpose is The Extraordinary Taxi Ride, set up by the state of Western Australia's tourism office to promote what many consider a rather remote region of the world. Out of 460 cabbies who applied for ...

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    Chicago Preview: Ford rolls out production Transit Connect Electric and Taxi variants
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    2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric and Taxi models – click either image for high-res gallery
    Fresh off of its North American Truck of the Year win, Ford's Transit Connect commercial van range is set to grow by two. The Blue Oval will present the space-efficient runabout in production ...

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    REPORT: NY cracking down on cabbies using cell phones - only took 10 years
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    It's hard to believe, but cab drivers in New York City are prohibited by law from talking on cell phones, with or without headsets. That doesn't seem to stop them, says the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission. Citing phone-related accident statistics, the commission is now proposing more ...

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    Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen moonlighting as cab drivers
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    Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen in Vodafone's Taxi GP commercial – Click above to watch video
    Vodafone has created an online game called Taxi Grand Prix that looks pretty neat. You choose a team of two actual taxi drivers on the roads in Great Britain, and when a race begins, the ...

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