Automakers warm to the era of ride-sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
The rise of car-owning alternatives such as rental service Zipcar, and ride-summoning services including Uber and Lyft, is prompting automakers to embrace the idea that their mission is more about moving people than selling cars. Far from challenging the trend, they're rushing to capitalize on it....
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He bested Clinton; now what about cabbies?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
Amid regulatory battles and fierce opposition from cab companies, Uber CEO David Plouffe has turned to the 47-year-old, erstwhile boy genius to strategize for the car-booking service....
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Nissan's taxi deal revived -- for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
After a court ruling in October killed the deal, Nissan is now allowed to move ahead with a $1 billion contract to exclusively supply all the nonhybrid taxis in New York City for the next decade....
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Nissan, N.Y. clear hurdle as appeals court validates taxi pact

3:17 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
New York's plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan is legal, an appeals court ruled, overturning a judge who said the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped its authority by requiring owners to buy a specific vehicle....
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Nissan, burned on taxi deal, teases N.Y. with a prototype

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
First New York reneged on its contract to make the Nissan NV200 the city's official taxi last year. Now the cops want to write it a ticket....
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Some New Yorkers really want that Nissan cab

9:48 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
A stiff-upper-lipped Nissan is rolling out a couple of mock NV200 yellow New York taxis this week to carry visitors and VIPs around the city during the New York auto show....
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All hail the New York City taxicab

9:21 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
Nissan's NV200 cabs began hitting the streets of New York last fall, two years after Nissan won a bid to design the Taxi of Tomorrow under a plan that would have made it the exclusive supplier to the city's taxi fleet. Presumably, if the NV200 could make it there, it could make it anywhere. But why presume?...
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Behind the wheel of Nissan's taxi of tomorrow

11:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2014
If you've ever been on a harrowing New York taxi ride, you know speed and maneuverability are key. To the drivers at least. So when I recently climbed behind the wheel of New York's next-generation "taxi of tomorrow," Nissan's NV200 minivan, there was a bit of a disconnect....
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Toyota goes futuristic at Tokyo show

Nov. 5, 2013 05:30 CET
Toyota is going futuristic at the Tokyo auto show. It will introduce a wave-inspired fuel cell sedan, a new Japan taxi and a podlike one-seater that steers with a tilt of the driver's body....
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Toyota goes futuristic at Tokyo show

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Toyota is going futuristic at this month's Tokyo Motor Show. It will introduce a wave-inspired fuel cell sedan, a next-generation Japan taxi and a podlike one-seater that steers with a tilt of the driver's body as the brand tries to rekindle its reputation for innovation....
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Nissan's taxi slap could be you next time

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2013
Nissan's competitors no doubt find it gleeful that just three weeks before the launch of its New York City yellow taxi, the city welched on the deal. Nissan had envisioned $1 billion in sales from its New York taxi contract. And it might or might not still see that. Nissan dealers have begun selling the taxi there anyway....
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Ford to sell Transit Connect Taxi in global markets

1:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
The Ford Transit Connect Taxi is going global as the automaker announced that it would begin selling the vehicles in Hong Kong in early 2014....
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French gov't to limit minicab services after taxi protest

Oct. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
The French government will limit minicab services after protests from taxi drivers, and will add more taxi licenses in Paris to satisfy residents' needs....
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A wise ruling on New York cabs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
I have to admit that I like the Nissan taxi that was developed for New York City. Anyone who has spent time in London understands it's a good idea to have a special-purpose vehicle for cabs....
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Nissan futurists rethink the car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2013
Nissan envisions an auto industry future that includes self-guided tourist vans, small vehicles that can be driven through crowded pedestrian malls and cars styled by fashion designers or home do-it-yourselfers....
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Nissan taxi rolls even after judge blocks NYC 'tomorrow' plan

12:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
A New York judge's decision to block Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan for a uniform fleet of van-like yellow cabs with sliding doors and skylight windows won't stop them from cruising city streets. One car dealer has already taken delivery of the taxi, built by Nissan, and has sold five to individual operators....
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Nissan's N.Y. taxi contract is not valid, judge rules

6:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2013
Nissan is vowing to press ahead selling taxis in New York this month despite a court ruling Tuesday that voids its lucrative exclusive contract with the city. New York State Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Hagler said that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission “exceeded its authority” by awarding Nissan the contract to exclusively supply all taxis for the next 10 years....
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Ford stresses flexibility of 2014 Transit Connect Taxi

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Ford has unveiled the 2014 Transit Connect Taxi, touting the vehicle’s powertrain and interior flexibility....
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