Japan has hotels that are operated by robots and androids that serve as clerks at department stores. The latest unmanned project to come out of Japan is the robot cab. (Video)
Trucking driving is the most common job in 29 of 50 US states, according to NPR. This seems a bit overboard, and depends on how jobs are categorized, but here is the chart.
Lyft drivers sport “carstaches” on their vehicles while on duty.
San Francisco is where Uber and Lyft got their starts and resistance to these services seems futile. One third of taxi cab drivers in San Francisco have ditched their registered cabs and are now working for Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar, according to Fortune.
GIVE ME STRENGTH!
It all began when the nude man stopped the taxi by running out into the street in front of traffic.
As the perplexed driver got out of the car to see what was going on, the naked man grabbed the vehicle’s bumper and tried – without much success – to lift it off the ground. As a crowd of puzzled onlookers gathered to watch the spectacle, the man continued in his efforts to lift the car. Eyewitnesses reported that he would sometimes shout ‘please give me strength!’ as he struggled with the taxi…
Eco Factor: Robotic car powered by electric motors. With technology advancing at the pace it is today, we’ve to believe that by the end of the century we won’t be driving our cars around the city. Rather, we will just be sitting on the then historic driver’s seat and doing some work. While the concept looks futuristic, industrial designer Kubik Petr believes that nothing seems impossible with modern technology at hand. (Pics)
Get there in style but not with the large price tag that goes with it
No one likes to ride the bus, but we do it because it’s convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. Now, an improved service has been introduced to the transportation industry that combines the benefits of public transportation with the comforts of a standard taxi service.
A significant improvement to Dubai’s growing traffic problems,
but opening in 2009 is doubtful
The Dubai Metro will be a driverless, fully automated metro network under construction in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. It is aimed to be one of the most advanced urban rail systems in the world and will be the catalyst for tourism, financial and economic growth. (Pics)
Being a parent isn’t easy. You have to be a jack of all trades. One of those trades is Taxi Driver. Can you drive me here and pick me up at 10? And it never ends until the kid is old enough to drive. That’s where the Dad’s Cab novelty taxi meter comes in handy. Dad’s Cab is a novelty taxi meter that comes with a bunch of cards that dad can give out to their kids as a bill. Payments include such things as ‘tidy your room’ and ‘make dad a cup of tea’.
With the London Olympics a mere 4 years away, Brits are preparing for the huge influx of tourism and media attention that comes along with hosting the Olympic games. One of the things that they’re doing is setting up a fleet of hydrogen hybrid fuel cell taxis to tote the imminent hoards around their fair city. Continue reading… “London Prepping Fleet of Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Cabs”