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GM Cruise to run robotaxis in Dubai in 2023, presumably San Francisco sooner

Doing a hometown taxi service first has been Cruise's plan

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Uganda's 'taxi divas' rise from COVID-19's economic gloom

It's uncommon to find women taxi drivers in socially conservative Uganda

Then it was another woman's turn in the exercise to prepare drivers for Uganda's new all-female ride-hailing service, Diva Taxi. The taxi service, dreamed up by a local woman who lost her logistics job at the start of the coronavirus outbreak, was launched in June and has recruited over 70 drivers. It's uncommon to find women taxi drivers in Uganda, a socially conservative East African country where most women labor on farms or pursue work in the informal sector.

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A huge number of Americans are willing to give up their car, use robotaxis

Automakers betting billions on this, and survey shows it may be a solid bet

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U.K. government opens trial for wirelessly charged taxis

The UK government is investing $4.43 million in a six-month trial

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In ride-hail boom, New York livery cabs feel squeezed and forgotten

There were nearly 22,000 livery cabs in New York in 2015, and there are approximately 9,600 now

As a livery cab driver in the Bronx for more than a decade, Orlando Lantigua knows some of his customers well. In the outer boroughs and low-income New York neighborhoods — where yellow cabs rarely go and public transportation is sometimes sparse — residents who lack smart phones or credit cards have relied on livery cabs for generations. More than 100 livery cab bases have closed their doors since 2015, when ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft began to provide a large number of trips, cuttin

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Uber sues New York City over cruising and licensing caps

City says the cap is 'not only legal, it will bring needed relief to congested streets and hardworking drivers'

Uber Technologies Inc sued New York City on Friday, seeking to void a new rule limiting how much time its drivers can spend cruising streets in busy areas of Manhattan without passengers, saying it threatens to undermine the company's ride-sharing model. In a filing in New York state court in Manhattan, Uber also sought to void a rule banning the issuance of new licenses to for-hire vehicles through August 2020.

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GM Cruise won't meet its goal of commercial self-driving taxis this year

GM, along with everybody else, faces the fact that it isn't easy

Junkyard Gem: 350,000-mile ex-taxi 1990 Chevrolet Caprice

This box Caprice is as used-up as a car can be

A former taxicab 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan, found in a Colorado self-service wrecking yard with 350,664 miles.

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The Bubble water car skims above waves and traffic

It lifts out of the water for a smooth ride

Flying water car. The Bubble is a 100 percent electric water taxi created by the French company SeaBubbles. The goal is to lower pollution and provide relief from heavy traffic on busy city streets.

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Uber is a taxi service, EU court says in landmark ruling

And it should be regulated like one.

Uber had argued that it was merely an app.

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Waymo’s driverless taxi service will open to the public soon

The only humans in the car will be you and yours.

There won't be a human driver behind the wheel. At all.

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London’s range-extended electric cab gets trial run at Goodwood

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.

Cash Cab gets a reboot on the Discovery Channel

The show is being updated for a modern audience.

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Beijing looks to replace entire taxi fleet with electric vehicles

The city has five times as many cabs as New York.

Beijing, taxi companies would have to come up with about $1.3 billion to replace gas-powered cabs with electric vehicles.

Dubai hopes to launch self-flying drone taxi service this summer

Why have self-driving cars, when you can have self-flying cars?

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The Taxi Cocktail took us for a ride

Drink this and don't drive.

The taxi is in decline, but the Taxi Cocktail never goes out of style.

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MIT research says carpooling services could replace most NYC cabs

Fewer vehicles would be more efficient, MIT argues.

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These Volvo XC90 SUVs could be your Uber AIs in San Francisco

The future is driverless.

What's Swedish for 'taxi!'?

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