Changes behind the wheel for Tokyo's taxi industry

Jul 7, 2015

Changes behind the wheel for Tokyo's taxi industry

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The taxi industry is looking at a range of initiatives to improve service for customers, ranging from training drivers as tour guides to adopting larger vehicles. One program already proving popular gives priority to pregnant women entering labor. The pioneering pregnancy-priority dispatch service by ...

DeNA, ZMP plan to launch driverless taxi service

May 29, 2015

DeNA, ZMP plan to launch driverless taxi service

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As the IT revolution injects extra octane into the auto industry with driverless technology, DeNA Co. said Thursday it will steer toward an innovative new target: robot taxis. Best known for its Mobage cellphone video game platform, DeNA said it will team up with ...

Jan 14, 2015

Taxi stickers in Osaka to notify foreigners of automatic doors

A taxi industry group in Osaka Prefecture will start placing stickers in cabs starting in early February to inform foreigners they don’t need to open or close the doors themselves. The sticker, which says “Please let the driver handle the door when opening and ...

Jun 11, 2014

N.Y. plan for fleet of Nissan taxis ruled legal

New York’s plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan Motor Co. is legal, an appeals court ruled, overturning an earlier judgment that said the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission had overstepped its authority by requiring owners to buy a specific vehicle. The ...

Nissan unveils the NV200, London's new black taxi

Jan 7, 2014

Nissan unveils the NV200, London's new black taxi

Nissan Motor Co. unveiled Monday its version of London’s iconic black taxi, a market currently dominated by Chinese firm Geely. Nissan claims its new 1.6-liter gasoline engine is cleaner than the current diesel cabs cruising the streets of the British capital. “The NV200 cab ...

Nissan-only N.Y. taxi fleet plan struck down

Oct 9, 2013

Nissan-only N.Y. taxi fleet plan struck down

New York’s plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan Motor Co. has been blocked by a judge who ruled that the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped its authority by requiring medallion owners to buy a specific vehicle. Nissan won a contract ...