cabs

  • Hailo Hail-By-App Cab Service Makes It Stateside, Opens For Business In Boston

    Hailo Hail-By-App Cab Service Makes It Stateside, Opens For Business In Boston

    Hailo, the company that began life as an app for easily hailing and paying for black cab service in London less than a year ago, has now officially kicked off service in Boston, its first U.S. city. The app-based taxi service got its sea legs in Europe first in London, and then with an expansion to Dublin, and then moved across the pond with a launch in Toronto a little less than a month ago at… Read More

  • Charge your kids for making you drive them around

    Charge your kids for making you drive them around

    Do you have no-good, bratty, whiney kids who think the world revolves around them and make you drive them to all the cool hangouts around town just so they can avoid having to sit by themselves in the cafeteria even though all that stuff won’t matter by the time they’re 30 and actually realize how ridiculously unimportant their lives were when they were in middle school? Me neither… Read More

  • EcoCabs: Environmental friendliness at 7.5 MPH

    EcoCabs: Environmental friendliness at 7.5 MPH

    Part rickshaw, part cab, but all green — it’s the EcoCab. Come to think of it, “part cab” might be stretching it just a tad, since most cabs can, oh I don’t know, go on the highway. This cab, however, is for getting from Point A to Point A-and-a-half. It’s pedal powered but features a small electric motor to help the “driver” achieve speeds of just… Read More

  • robuCAB: People-movers à la française

    robuCAB: People-movers à la française

    French company Robosoft has created an interesting infrastructure-less solution to transit in the city. The robuCAB is a little electric four-seater that uses a pair of cameras to monitor the area in front of it and the curb, which it follows very very carefully. DARPA this isn’t. Of course, if they take the same amount of care with their guidance software as they do with their picture… Read More

  • NYC Cabs Getting TV and Location Tracking

    NYC Cabs Getting TV and Location Tracking

    If you live in NYC like some of us, you know that cabs are nothing exciting. They’re just fast transportation (well, sometimes at least) from one point to another for when you’re drunk as a skunk. All that is about to change though, thanks to a new touchscreen the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission showed off last week. Set to debut in the next few weeks, the touchscreen… Read More