Taxi

Flywheel Cab. (CBS)

San Francisco’s DeSoto Cab Company Ditches Longtime Name For Flywheel App

A San Francisco taxi company is ditching its 82-year-old brand and renaming itself after a smartphone app in the latest sign of how mobile technology is changing the way people get a ride.

02/18/2015

Google is building 100 prototypes of a car without steering wheels. (Source: Google)

Is Google Developing Its Own Uber?

Google is allegedly preparing to offer its own ride-sharing service along with its driverless car project.

02/03/2015

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Uber Reportedly Hiring Robotics Team To Develop Driverless Cars

The blog Tech Crunch reports that Uber is hiring a team of Carnegie Mellon University robotics engineers to “kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development.”

02/02/2015

Taxicab drivers in San Francisco have been voicing their frustration with rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and sidecar with these bumper stickers. (CBS)

Anti-Rideshare Bumper Stickers Help San Francisco Taxi Drivers Voice Frustration

The decision to suspend pickup privileges of two drivers involved in last month’s taxi demonstration that blocked airport traffic isn’t improving the moods of cabbies as a holiday truce takes effect.

12/01/2014

Taxi cabs wait for fares in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Taxi Drivers Refuse To Pick Up SFO Travelers In Ride-Service Protest

Taxi-cab drivers refused to pick-up passengers at SFO Airport Monday night, in protest of ride-service companies like Uber and Lyft, leaving hundreds of travelers waiting on the curb for a ride.

11/18/2014

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San Francisco Taxi Drivers Protest Uber’s Market Street Offices; Cry Unfair Advantage

You may have noticed how hard it was to get a cab in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon. That’s because many taxi drivers protested in front of Uber’s offices on Market Street between 10th and 11th streets.

10/08/2014

Authorities on the scene of a pedestrian crash involving a taxi in San Francisco's Marina District on October 3rd, 2014. (CBS)

Pedestrian Struck By Cab In SF Marina District Expected To Survive

A man who was struck by a taxi as he walking in a crosswalk in San Francisco’s Marina District on Friday night is expected to survive his injuries, a police spokesman said Saturday.

10/04/2014

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Child Riding Bicycle Struck By Taxi In San Francisco

An 11-year-old child was injured in a collision with a taxi near Caltrain’s 22nd Street station in San Francisco Sunday afternoon, a police spokesman said.

09/14/2014

Taxi cabs wait for fares in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Man Struck, Critically Injured After Running Into Street To Catch Cab In SF’s Mission District

A man was critically injured when he ran into the street to catch a cab in San Francisco’s Mission District and was hit by a car on Sunday evening.

08/18/2014

Image from YouTube video of wrong-way taxi on HIghway 4 in Martinez. (Moiz Qureshi)

Woman Arrested After Stealing Taxi, Driving Wrong Way On Hwy 4 In Martinez

A woman was arrested Friday morning after allegedly stealing a taxicab and driving the wrong way on state Highway 4 in Martinez, causing two crashes and shutting down the roadway, authorities said.

08/15/2014

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