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New electric taxi to make London’s black cabs a little greener

Interior space has been prioritized with six passenger seats, and as a purpose-designed London cab it’ll also have to meet the 25-foot turning circle requirement of all black cabs — designed to negotiate the tight entrance circle at the Savoy Hotel.

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myTaxi rolls into the US

German peer-to-peer taxi app startup myTaxi has announced expansion into the US – starting with Washington DC and with other cities set to follow.

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Square card readers approved for pilot run in New York taxis

Last week, we heard that mobile payments powerhouse Square was talking to the Taxi and Limousine Commission of New York City about putting its card readers in cabs. Today, that same commission has approved Square and two other companies to put its tech in 30 cabs for a pilot program.

Why Square wants to replace TVs with tablets in New York City taxis

Almost all of New York City’s iconic yellow cabs now have a TV in the back seat playing a loop of local news and entertainment. But if innovator Jack Dorsey has his way, those taxi TVs could be replaced with tablet computers that use his company Square’s technology to accept credit card payments.