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December 19, 2018 1:14 PM Uber and other taxi firms to pay London congestion charge

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber, Addison Lee and other private hire taxi operators in London will no longer be exempt from paying a weekday charge for entering the city center, as Mayor Sadiq Khan continues his bid to improve air quality. Most drivers entering London’s central zone, spanning King’s Cross in the north, the City in the east, the Imperial War Museum 166

August 23, 2018 7:00 AM Readers sound off on scooters, Asia Argento and robots

Brooklyn: To City Councilmen Ydanis Rodriguez and Rafael Espinal (“City pols push for e-scooters,” Op-Ed, Aug. 22): New York has enough traffic trouble without adding scooters into the mix. Delivery scooters drive down streets the wrong way, and don’t stop for stop signs, red lights or pedestrians crossing the street. It would be a travesty to not take into account 64

July 22, 2018 6:00 PM 11 taxi drivers killed in South Africa ambush after attending funeral

A minibus with bullet holes on its side is seen on the road between Weenen and Colenso, in KwaZulu Natal province, South Africa, early Sunday, July 22, 2018. (Claudine Senegal/Ladysmith Herald via AP) At least 11 taxi drivers were killed and four others critically injured after gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying the group from a funeral on Saturday 157

July 21, 2018 4:18 PM Air Taxis and Self-Driving Aircraft: Aviation Industry Faces Its Future

Aerospace companies are developing forms of air transport that were widely dismissed as science fiction just a few years ago FARNBOROUGH, England—Traditional plane deals grabbed headlines at the Farnborough International Airshow this past week. But a handful of futuristic air-travel concepts signaled a new excitement coursing through the industry 80

April 30, 2018 2:49 PM China’s Didi, Volkswagen Plan Ride-Hailing Venture

German auto giant also wants to work jointly on robo-taxis BEIJING—Volkswagen AG and ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing are close to unveiling a joint venture to share technology and develop shared-mobility services in China, the companies said Monday. The deal, which could be announced early next week, would be the first step in what could become a broader 74

March 28, 2018 5:09 AM Mideast ride-hailing app Careem resumes Ramallah services

DUBAI (Reuters) - Middle East ride-hailing app Careem said on Wednesday it had resumed services in the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank after striking a deal with Palestinian transport authorities. Dubai-based Careem suspended services in Ramallah last November, four months after launching there, at the request of the Palestinian 71

March 13, 2018 8:02 PM Google cofounder's flying taxi takes to the skies in New Zealand

Google cofounder Larry Page's flying taxi project is cleared for take off. Kitty Hawk, the Silicon Valley startup backed by Page, said it is building and testing "all-electric vertical take-off and landing products" in New Zealand. It released footage of one of those vehicles in flight, billing it as a cross between the Delorean from "Back to the Future" 36

February 20, 2018 1:56 PM Taxis, Ride-Hailing Firms Battle for Business on Road to Tokyo Olympics

Sony helps Japanese taxi firms improve services, competing against Uber, Didi and Toyota TOKYO—Sony Corp. is helping Japanese taxi firms improve their services, competing against ride-hailing giants Uber Technologies Inc. and China’s Didi Chuxing Technology Co., along with Toyota Motor Corp., in the race for business ahead of the 2020 Olympics 58

February 20, 2018 9:06 AM Uber CEO sees commercialization of flying taxis in 5-10 years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday he can see commercialization of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years. The U.S. ride-hailing app maker has said it expects flying vehicles to eventually become an affordable method of mass transportation. Khosrowshahi was speaking 53

February 19, 2018 4:01 PM Miami Yacht Show leaving Miami Beach in 2019 after 30 years

After three decades, the annual yacht show is leaving Miami Beach for new waters After 30 years along Indian Creek across from the Fontainebleau hotel, the show will cross the causeway next year and be based in Miami. The Miami Beach show is best known for its large vessels — and heavy traffic, both in the waterways and on Collins Avenue. Next year, the Miami 58