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 here … » 3/12/14 2:40pm 3/12/14 2:40pm

NYC's Taxi of Tomorrow Won't Be Your Only Choice of Cab

New York's State Supreme Court just put the brakes on the Taxi of Tomorrow, ruling that the Taxi and Limousine Commission doesn't have the power to make Nissan's NV200 the universal yellow cab. But how could NYC riders have benefited from it? » 10/08/13 6:24pm 10/08/13 6:24pm

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…

Sneak Peek at NYC's Future Taxis

Face it: New York's taxis are pretty low tech when you compare them to cabs from around the world. So to celebrate the taxi's 100th anniversary, the folks at the Design Trust for Public Space are heading up the Taxi 07 project, an exhibit at the New York International Auto Show that'll showcase what future cabbies… » 3/28/07 8:16pm 3/28/07 8:16pm