Taxis

argentina

Why Women Could Be the Key to Uber’s Success in Argentina

Newly decriminalized in Buenos Aires, Uber may benefit from the bad reputation that traditional taxis have with women.
Meaghan Beatley
11.11.16
RACISM

Uber and Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against African-Americans and Women

The study counters one of the big selling points of app-based ride-hailing services—namely, that people can get rides on demand no matter the color of their skin or their appearance.
Grennan Milliken
10.31.16
Paris

France’s Government-Backed Uber Replacement Should Thrill Uber

The government-backed 'Le.Taxi' isn't a real threat — yet.
Greg Sandoval
10.7.16
apps

Japan's Ultra-Polite Taxi Drivers Are Worried Uber Will Undermine Traditions

Taxi firms in Japan fear that Uber’s rise will erode customer service traditions in Japan.
Emiko Jozuka
6.1.16
Uber Earth

This Lot in Brooklyn Shows What Uber Did to NYC More Clearly than Any Statistic

Uber's autonomous fleet of cabs isn't here yet, but the residential streets of Greenpoint are already lined with unused yellow cabs.
Erik Franco
5.27.16
Uber Earth

Uber's Drive-By Politics

The fights that Uber and Lyft wage in cities like Austin look like local politics, but their actions often put corporate interests above local ones.​
Alex Rosenblat
5.27.16
Uber Earth

Uber's Conscientious Objectors

Meet the people who, for one reason or another, refuse to use the taxi app.
Louise Matsakis
5.23.16
Uber Earth

Uber Rape Case Leaves No Safe Transit Option for Women in Mexico City

“Now I will only take Uber as a last ditch option.”
Andalusia Knoll Soloff
5.23.16
apps

​A Third of Americans Have Never Even Heard of Uber

A new survey shows which populations are using ride-sharing apps, and it’s exactly who you’d think.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.19.16
Los Angeles

Greetings from the Taxibot Future of Los Angeles

In this postcard from the future, Eric Spiegelman, the president of the Los Angeles Taxi Commission, envisions how automated taxicabs will fundamentally reshape the city he loves.
Eric Spiegelman
4.15.16
NYC

Next Time You See a Taxi, Ask Yourself, Is This a Cop?

A Freedom of Information Act request produced sparing new details about the program.
Matt Guariglia
3.28.16
Features

The Guardians of London's Black Cab 'Knowledge'

As London’s largest black taxi school closes, cab drivers insist the Knowledge is still strong—and Uber isn’t a threat.
Victoria Turk
12.11.15
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