Kyoto taxis specializing in foreign tourists begin one-year trial

Mar 1, 2016

Kyoto taxis specializing in foreign tourists begin one-year trial

A one-year trial run for taxis aimed at non-Japanese tourists started Tuesday in the city of Kyoto, the first such service in Japan aimed at enhancing the experience for overseas visitors. The “foreigner-friendly taxis” accept credit cards, have space for two large suitcases and ...

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 ...