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Taxis Around the World – Part Four

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Kolkata, India

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Yerevan, Armenia

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Sudan

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Tokyo, Japan

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Riva, Latvia

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Hong Kong

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Kolkata, India

SAMSUNG

Soviet Union

Taxi-Dakar

Dakar, Senegal

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Kotsu, Japan

How to Hail a Taxi

If the social inept techies continue to sway public opinion, the urbane experience of hailing a taxi may soon become a thing of the past. Here’s a photoset of people getting into cabs throughout the ages…

(I also wrote a column about hailing taxis for the S.F. Examiner. You can read that here.)

The Fiat Taxi That Never Was

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Fiat 850 City Taxi Concept, 1968.

The work of Autonova caught the attention of Fiat designer and engineer Dante Giacosa who commissioned Pio Manzù to design this compact prototype for a taxicab with “limited external dimensions, accessibility, visibility, manageability, security and recognizability.”

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The prototype which was built in 1968 and exhibited at the Turin Motor Show had one long sliding door on the right and a normal opening door for the driver on the left. It could seat three passengers but was a mere 10.5 feet long.

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Taxicabs Around the World – Part One

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Somewhere…

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London

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Kotsu, Japan

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Sweden

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Tokyo

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Sierre Leone

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Akihabara, Japan

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Japan

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Calcutta

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Hong Kong

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Russia