Tech: OK Google, er, cancel the driverless taxi


AI can imitate speech — and pauses — but in unpredictable arenas such as conversation and driving it is still liable to come a cropper.
London's electric black cab turns beige for launch in Germany

New electric London taxi launched in Germany


Berlin's traditional beige Mercedes taxis could soon become an uncommon sight on the city's streets after the launch of the iconic London cab
Uber drivers accused of boosting fares by selling passengers drugs

Uber drivers accused of selling drugs


Customers of Uber have reported being offered drugs by drivers as concern grows over how the service could be used to mask the distribution...
Budweiser says 'don't be a pillock', offers free Uber rides to Christmas Eve drinkers

Budweiser offers free Uber rides on Christmas Eve


Budweiser is offering a free ride home on Christmas Eve to customers of Uber, the app-based taxi firm, as part of its Get Home Safe campaign...
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Ford's Uber-rivalling Go Ride taxi service to come...


The Uber taxi service is set to face serious competition with the impending launch of Ford’s new GoRide project...
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UberCommute ride sharing lets strangers split taxi...


Uber has already enraged taxi drivers by helping private drivers turn themselves into part-time cabbies
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Driverless taxis tested in Arizona


Uber has struck a deal in America to test its driverless cars on public roads without backup drivers on board. It offers a glimpse of a future in...
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London taxi factory to get a feng-shui makeover


London taxi drivers are not renowned for their holistic world-view or ability to harmonise their environment
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Driving up prices: Uber gives MPV sales a boost


Sales of the humble people carrier have received a boost from an unexpected quarter: drivers of Uber minicabs
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News: Government taxis keep meter running with £1m...


Taxi for Mr Cameron! While most people are switching to buses, trains and bicycles to save money in an age of austerity, the government remains committed...