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69 Convenient Taxi Services

From Vehicle Vending Machines to Community-Basd Carpools

— August 15, 2012 — Autos
Getting from point A to point B in a bustling city couldn't be easier with these convenient taxi services. Haling down a cabbie can be difficult and even dangerous at times during busy rush hours. These ingenious products and innovations provide riders a more accommodating and convenient experience.

Feeling a little hungry while you wait out traffic? Fear not, for a number of cabs are now being equipped with vending machines for added convenience. There are also a growing amount of niche-oriented taxi services designed to provide alternative experiences for everyday passengers. Smartphones and mobile apps are also revolutionizing the way citizens are calling for rides, offering a more intuitive way to order cabs.

Despite the fact that taxi services have existed for decades, companies and innovators continue to seek ways in offering a more convient and memorable experience.
4.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
69
Secure Taxi Services
Secure Taxi Services
UK's Safe Minicabs Offers Passengers a Safer & More Convenient Ride
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68
Community-Basd Carpools
Community-Basd Carpools
SideCar Helps You Catch a Ride From a Trustworthy Stranger
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67
SMS Auto Rickshaw Services
SMS Auto Rickshaw Services
Rickshawale Makes It Easy to Find a Reliable Driver in Mumbai
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66
Competing Cabbie Services
Competing Cabbie Services
Taxiback Makes Taxi Drivers Bid on Your Fare
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65
Beat-Making Taxi Cabs
Beat-Making Taxi Cabs
The Remote Recording Studio Allows for Laying Down Tracks on the Road
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64
Electric Taxi Ride Savings
Electric Taxi Ride Savings
Nissan LEAF '6XCHEAPER' Campaign Demonstrate Affordability of EVs
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63
Candid Cab Adventure Apps
Candid Cab Adventure Apps
Taxi Snapshot Lets New Yorkers Share Taxicab Moments
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62
Impromptu Taxi Services
Impromptu Taxi Services
Southern Comfort Mystery Machines Offer Seats to an Unknown Destination
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61
Market Research Taxis
Market Research Taxis
Hall & Partners Develops a New Way to Gather Honest Consumer Info
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60
Luxe Cab-Fetching Apps
Luxe Cab-Fetching Apps
The Uber Technologies Driver Fetches a Ride from Your Smartphone
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59
Web-Surfing Taxis
Web-Surfing Taxis
DoCoMo Rolls Out 820 WiFi-Enabled Taxis on the Streets of Tokyo
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58
Luxury City Cabs
Luxury City Cabs
Six Lexus Taxicabs Join as the Elite Line of Cabs in New York City
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57
Childish Cabbie Companies
Childish Cabbie Companies
The Fleurette Kids Taxi Takes Children from Play Dates to Practices
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56
Taxicab Makeovers
Taxicab Makeovers
Nissan to Become the New Supplier for New York City Cabs
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55
Taxi-Hailing Apps
Taxi-Hailing Apps
The ZabKab App Ensures Cabs Will Come Straight to You
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54
Olympic Hybrid Taxis
Olympic Hybrid Taxis
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cab for the London 2012 Olympics is Unveiled
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53
Texting Taxi Services
Texting Taxi Services
Vodafone Lets British Cab Customers Pay for Their Ride via Text Message
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52
Fashionable Transportation Freebies
Fashionable Transportation Freebies
Kate Spade Free Taxi Rides Take Shoppers Anywhere in Manhattan
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51
Electrifying Taxis
Electrifying Taxis
The Mercedes Vito E-Taxi Provides Londoners With Eco-Friendly Transportation
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50
Pink Cabs for Safety
Pink Cabs for Safety
The Mexico Pink Taxis Aim to Decrease Sexual Harassment
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49
Lean Green Cabs
Lean Green Cabs
The Volkswagen Milano Taxi is Designed to Make Pollution-Free Cities
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48
New York Taxis get GPS Tracking and TV
New York Taxis get GPS Tracking and TV
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47
Yellow Taxis Go Green in US
Yellow Taxis Go Green in US
EnviroCAB
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46
Space Taxis
Space Taxis
Spacex Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Completes Maiden Voyage
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45
Calculating Money Saved by Walking
Calculating Money Saved by Walking
The Taxi Walker Pedometer
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44
Live Entertainment Taxis
Live Entertainment Taxis
‘Dollar Van Demos' Provides Rides with a Side of Local Talent
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43
Mobile Buzz Marketing
Mobile Buzz Marketing
London Taxi Word of Mouth Ambassadors
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42
Karaoke Taxis
Karaoke Taxis
Cab Rides for Crooners
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41
Fast Furious Freights
Fast Furious Freights
Auto Train by Marco Gallegos is Transporter That Acts like a Car Taxi
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40
Next Generation Taxis Are Set To Be Introduced In New York
Next Generation Taxis Are Set To Be Introduced In New York
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39
Taxi Tourist Accommodations
Taxi Tourist Accommodations
The Car Hotel by David Weeks was Created for the 2012 Olympics
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38
Multi-Country Cab Rides
Multi-Country Cab Rides
£2,000 Taxi Fare from UK to Germany
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37
Space-Pod Taxis
Space-Pod Taxis
The Vectus Personal Rapid Transit Takes You to Your Destination Comfortably
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36
Twittering Eco-Taxis
Twittering Eco-Taxis
Just Tweet to Book a Cab Ride With Greentomatocars
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35
Pink Taxis (FOLLOW-UP)
Pink Taxis (FOLLOW-UP)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month In Iceland
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34
NYC Taxis Get High Tech
NYC Taxis Get High Tech
Touchscreens and Credit Card Payment
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33
Sustainable Taxi Systems
Sustainable Taxi Systems
The Renault Runner Aims to Offer an Efficient Form of Transport
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32
Taxi Hailer Device
Taxi Hailer Device
Flashing to Catch Cabs
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31
Electric Tourist Taxis
Electric Tourist Taxis
The Green Cab is a Silent, Emissions-Free Form of Transportation
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30
Futuristic Cabs
Futuristic Cabs
Ford Transit Taxi
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29
Extreme Taxi Experiences
Extreme Taxi Experiences
Mr.Geography Provides Education on the Go
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28
Hybrid Taxis in Dubai
Hybrid Taxis in Dubai
Chevrolet Tahoe and Malibu Cabs
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27
Free Fast-Food Taxis
Free Fast-Food Taxis
The McDonald's Yellow Cab Campaign Offers People Rides to Try New Burger
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26
Personal Pod Cabs
Personal Pod Cabs
The Peugeot 'Capsul' is an Eco-Friendly Taxi for Individuals
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25
Taxi Ownership as Status
Taxi Ownership as Status
Kate Moss' London Black Cab
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24
Secret Agent Autos
Secret Agent Autos
The Spirit of Berlin iPhone App Makes Cars Driverless
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23
Handi-Capable Cabs
Handi-Capable Cabs
Diamond Cab is Hong Kong's First Wheelchair-Friendly Taxi Service
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22
Amphibious Taxi Service
Amphibious Taxi Service
Osaka Mizukaido 808
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21
Green Tomato Cars
Green Tomato Cars
Hybrid Taxis in London
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20
Supercar Taxis
Supercar Taxis
The Giugiaro Quaranta Taxi is an Italian Exclusive
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19
Vehicle Vending Machines
Vehicle Vending Machines
'Taxitreats' Dispenses Goods on the Go
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18
Horny Taxis
Horny Taxis
Advertising for Bull Riders
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17
$65 Monthly Unlimited Taxis
$65 Monthly Unlimited Taxis
Taxmobil Simplifies Travel in Germany
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16
Bug-Like Electrocabs
Bug-Like Electrocabs
The TLC Unicab Could Be New York's Cab of Tomorrow
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15
Autonomous Minibus Cabs
Autonomous Minibus Cabs
The Meek Taxi is Self-Driving and Designed for the Year 2022
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14
The Air Car
The Air Car
Eco-Motor Runs On Air
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13
Free Green Taxis
Free Green Taxis
Pedal-Powered Urban EcoCabs Fueled by the Credit Crunch
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12
The MDI Air Car
The MDI Air Car
The Ultimate Green Machine
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11
Robot Taxis
Robot Taxis
Petr Kubik Envisions a Future Without Cab Drivers
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10
Sustainable City Cabs
Sustainable City Cabs
'Taxi Green Mumbai' Offers an Eco-Friendly Solution for the City
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9
Enviro-Conscious Shuttles
Enviro-Conscious Shuttles
The Eco Taxi Concept Helps to Lower Emissions and Fares
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8
Automated Aquatic Taxis
Automated Aquatic Taxis
Cal Craven's Cat is Designed for Both Urabnites and Tourists
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7
Hybrid Motorbike Cab
Hybrid Motorbike Cab
Eco-Friendly City Swing
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6
LED Taxi Cab Ads
LED Taxi Cab Ads
NYC Taxi-Top Display is the New Moving Billboard
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5
Lavish Water Taxis
Lavish Water Taxis
The VT36 Speed Yacht is Luxury Aqua Transportation for Business Big Wigs
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4
Future Taxis
Future Taxis
The Karsan NYC Taxi of Tomorrow Concept is Funky and Spacious
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3
A Pink Taxi For Ladies Only
A Pink Taxi For Ladies Only
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2
Matchbox Taxi Cabs
Matchbox Taxi Cabs
Mr. Brainwash at New York Design Week Brings Extravagance
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1
Compact Automated Cabs
Compact Automated Cabs
The OPTI Driverless Taxi Makes Urban Transport More Efficient
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