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Plug-in cab takes a few quiet laps at the fest

London Taxi Co. shows off a prototype of an electric TX5 with a range extender at UK's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The show is being updated for a modern audience.

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No word on if he must turn in his Terrible Towel

He's still a solid Steelers fan, though.

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Always start out by suggesting a five-CUC fare. Often, the drivers will simply agree, but if they do start to dicker at least you started off on good terms.

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A crook got a steaming helping of justice after attempting to stick up a cabbie in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Monday. The robber was apparently too busy demanding money from the terrified driver to notice the police cruiser in the rearview mirror.

NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton says women should, 'adopt the buddy system' when they ride in a cab, especially late at night.

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The Geely-owned London Taxi Company has introduced its vision of a zero-emissions-capable taxi, with the new plug-in-hybrid TX5.

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Be It A Classic Chevy Or Rattletrap Lada, Cuban Taxi Culture Is Worth The Fare

In our continuing series about cars and travel in Cuba, we delve into all things Taxi. How to find one, what to pay, and why they're fascinating.

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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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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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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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Some 30,000 taxi drivers across Europe got in their cabs on Wednesday and headed out on the streets, but not to pick up fares: they took to the street in protest. What were they protesting, you ask? Uber.

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Audi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) and General Electric are getting together to study something that won't likely be thrilling for New York City cab drivers. But there are bigger fish to fry and keeping cabbies happy.

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Splat! That's the sound that the agreement that London taxi company Green Tomato Cars had with Chinese electric-vehicle maker BYD made as it hit the proverbial pavement recently. The deal has fallen through, but no reason was given, according to the UK's Telegraph.

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An Uber car transporting execs for app company Eventbrite was attacked during a trip in Paris, indicating that the row between cab drivers and ride-sharing services could be heading to a rather dark place.

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In most cities, just about any vehicle can serve as a taxi – so long as it meets the owner/operator's requirements for reliability, comfort and utility. But certain cities have their own unique taxis, and Nissan has been working hard to corner those markets. It has already designed specific taxis for such locations as New York, Barcelona and Tokyo, but its latest effort will bring a new Hackney Carriage to the streets of London.

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Uber and authorities in France are heading for a bit of a fight following new laws in the country requiring that car services need to wait a minimum of 15 minutes after receiving a pickup request or reservation before they can actually pick up fares. The point of contention here, though, is that licensed cabs aren't subject to the same set of rules, which is striking some as an arbitrary ruling that favors traditional cab operations over car-sharing services.

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In his dozen years in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg did his best to cut down on traffic congestion and spearheaded the conversion of the city's taxi fleet to hybrids. But his successor is out to eliminate another kind of vehicle – the horse-drawn carriage – from the streets of Manhattan.

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Cab drivers in New York City may not be mandated to purchase the Nissan NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" per the orders of a Supreme Court Judge, but that isn't stopping Nissan from beginning sales of the bright yellow people movers.

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There's a great history to purpose-built taxis. London still uses the same type of Black Cab, but while New York's iconic Checker cabs have long since disappeared – replaced by Ford Crown Vics and all manner of other vehicle – they're making a comeback in the form of the Nissan NV200.