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Tokyo Taxi Firm Teams With This Robotics Maker to Have Self-Driving Cabs for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Taxi Firm Teams With This Robotics Maker to Have Self-Driving Cabs for 2020 Olympics

It hopes to test autonomous cars without a driver this year.
Tokyo Taxi Firm Teams With This Robotics Maker to Have Self-Driving Cabs for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Taxi Firm Teams With This Robotics Maker to Have Self-Driving Cabs for 2020 Olympics

It hopes to test autonomous cars without a driver this year.

Are New York Taxis Such a Bad Investment?

Gary Sernovitz writes about why traditional yellow cabs in New York City may have a future, even in the age of ride-hailing apps like Uber.
Private Hire Driver Found Guilty of ‘Appalling’ Rape of Glasgow Teen

Private Hire Driver Found Guilty of ‘Appalling’ Rape of Glasgow Teen

An alleged private hire driver has been found guilty of the “appalling” rape of a teenager who thought she was getting into a taxi.
Rome Is Training Taxi Drivers to Serve Foreign Tourists

Rome Is Training Taxi Drivers to Serve Foreign Tourists

Training Rome's taxi drivers is a smart idea to increase the quality of ground transportation service in a city often swarmed with English-speaking tourists. -Andrew Sheivachman
After years of battling against city taxis, Uber is embracing them in Asia

After years of battling against city taxis, Uber is embracing them in Asia

Uber’s public enemy No. 1 was once the global taxi industry. “We’re in a political campaign, and the candidate is Uber and the opponent is…
Uber is facing another major setback in its plans for global expansion

Uber is facing another major setback in its plans for global expansion

The EU’s top court ruled today (pdf) that Uber should be regulated like a taxi company, defying the ride-hailing app’s argument that it’s a technology…
Uber is finally getting called on its biggest bluffs

Uber is finally getting called on its biggest bluffs

Uber’s greatest innovation was never really the technology, though the technology is very good: It was branding itself a technology platform. Those magic words have…

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Hunting for Robo-taxi Deals With Tech Companies

The alliance consisting of Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors is currently searching for partners for a plunge into the robo-taxi business. While chairman Carlos Ghosn claims mobility will never
Uber’s Rivals Think Now Is the Time to Ramp up European Expansion

Uber’s Rivals Think Now Is the Time to Ramp up European Expansion

Given Uber's ability to keep shooting itself in the foot, it's amazing that no serious competition has emerged in places like London and Paris. However, this could all be about to change. -Patrick
This ride-hailing giant’s global expansion playbook is the opposite of Uber’s

This ride-hailing giant’s global expansion playbook is the opposite of Uber’s

When Uber first began expanding widely outside of the US, its strategy was simple—identify a new market and barge right in. More than a year…
Uber Is Reportedly Going to Sell Its Southeast Asian Division to Competitor Grab

Uber Is Reportedly Going to Sell Its Southeast Asian Division to Competitor Grab

Sources say Uber is considering bailing on its Southeast Asia division, with plans to sell it to regional competitor Grab, CNBC reported on Friday. Read more...

Uber’s Legal Woes Are Nothing Compared to Taxicabs’ Early Days

The Uber transportation network has had its share of legal woes. When there’s a Wikipedia entry specifically on protests and legal action, including hundreds of lawsuits, against Uber, you know the

Captain Obvious Finally Arrives: Ride-sharing Actually Congests City Traffic

A recurring theme among ride-hailing executives from the likes of Lyft and Uber is that their platforms will help reduce congestion in the world’s most populous cities. However, anyone actually living
Porsche wants to build flying cars

Porsche wants to build flying cars

Luxury sports carmaker Porsche is considering the development of a flying passenger vehicle, according to the company’s sales chief Detlev von Platen in an interview…

Are New York City’s Yellow Cabs About to Become More Like Uber?

A new pilot program could change the way New Yorkers use taxis.
Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Even the iconic London taxi must give way to progress. In this case, much of the tradition is maintained, although the new cars don't pollute the air, and they're quiet. -Dennis Schaal
Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Should Uber be regulated as a transport company and be subject to the same rules as ordinary taxis? It may be some time until the world reaches a consensus. Meanwhile, Uber drivers face bodily harm by

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Latest New York State Budget

The budget includes an extra charge for taxis and for-hire vehicles, a revised sexual harassment policy and more money for public housing.
Uber Manages to Dodge Ban in Egypt Over Taxi Driver Lawsuit, for Now

Uber Manages to Dodge Ban in Egypt Over Taxi Driver Lawsuit, for Now

Ride hailing service Uber and competitor Careem will not be banned in Egypt after a court overturned a judicial decision to pull the companies’ licenses, allowing both companies to continue operations