See How Much of NYC a Taxi Driver Sees in a Single Day

Everybody's wondered what it's like to be a taxi driver. Whether riding in the back of a cab contemplating your existence or watching a Robert De Niro movie, we've all contemplated how many passengers it takes to make a day's wages. Now, thanks to some clever code, you can watch it play out before your very eyes. » 7/14/14 3:40pm 7/14/14 3:40pm

A Whole Year of Taxi Rides in New York City Mapped

New York's fleet of iconic yellow taxis are still the city's reliable, non-surge priced transportation backbone. Its 13,500 medallion taxis make 170 million trips a year, every single one of them mapped in this beautiful new visualization from the folks at the MIT Senseable City Lab. The interactive map isn't just… » 3/12/14 2:40pm 3/12/14 2:40pm

New Orleans Gets the Country's First Vending Machine-Equipped Taxis

Occasionally you'll luck out and climb into a taxi cab with such amenities as free tissues, discarded newspapers, or all the tourist pamphlets you can carry. But if you find yourself in New Orleans, you might end up in one of the 250 vehicles in the Orleans Carriage Cab fleet that now feature soda-dispensing vending… » 3/22/13 4:20pm 3/22/13 4:20pm

Every Taxi in Beijing Bugged With GPS-Tagging Microphone For Instant…

If you're in Beijing for the Olympics kick starting this weekend, don't be spilling any beans (state secrets or otherwise) in your cab back to the hotel, because you're being listened to. As the WSJ is reporting » 8/06/08 9:30am 8/06/08 9:30am, on your taxi's dash is a microphone that can be activated remotely, at any time and without the driver's…