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Taxi hits, injures 8 pedestrians at the Chicago Navy Pier: reports

A collision Saturday at the Chicago Navy Pier, with a cab and an SUV, left eight pedestrians injured, police say. (Google Maps) A taxi hit eight pedestrians on a sidewalk near Chicago's Navy Pier after an SUV crashed on Saturday. Pedestrians suffered minor injuries, Chicago police said, while fire fighters said earlier that the victims were in "serious to critical …

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New York City taxi driver arrested following Road Rage fight captured on video

A taxi driver from New York City was arrested after a series of events recorded in the film struck her in the middle of Manhattan before plummeting into some vehicles on Thursday. Alyssa Jenna Mallett, 25, of Brooklyn, was arrested at the scene and charged with "reckless jeopardy, criminal mischief, and assault," the New York Post reported. Mallett drove a …

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In South Africa's "mafia-like" taxi industry, 11 Die in Latest Attack

CAPE TOWN – Her minibus taxi drove along a quiet country road in eastern South Africa on Saturday night when gunmen opened the fire with automatic weapons, killing eleven people and seriously injuring four people. The victims were all drivers of the Johannesburg minibus taxi association, said Brig. Vishnu Naidoo, a spokesman for the National Police – the latest victims …

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Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

image copyright Rolls-Royce Caption The EVTOL could carry four to five passengers for 500 miles, says Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce, the engine manufacturer, has designed a flying cab drive system that says it could blow up in the early next decade. The British company said it had worked out plans for an "electric vertical drive" (EVTOL) vehicle that could carry four to …

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London taxi drivers call for "fair competition" as court rules for Uber

Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that are important were delivered on weekday mornings. SUBSCRIPTION LONDON – When Paul Mayclim first arrived in one of London's legendary black taxis, he earned enough to pay his mortgage home with the children and for a vacation a year. This is no longer the case after 26 years. Instead …

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139 taxi medallions are offered at the bankruptcy auction

The fighting yellow taxi drivers in New York City stand in front of the auction block. This month, 139 taxi medallions are being offered for sale – the latest sign that a spate of rally apps like Uber squeeze taxi drivers, according to analysts. The medallions are being auctioned off for a fraction of their original value – some may …

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NYC taxi driver missing for weeks committed suicide says taxi worker connection

What to Know Kenny Chow, a yellow taxi driver missing since May 11, was found dead, according to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance Chow's body was found in the East River NYTWA said [Chowowed$700000ontheloanforhismedallionandhiswifewasrecentlydiagnosedwithcancerhisbrothersaid A yellow taxi driver who was missing since May 11 committed "suicide amid increasing despair" and suicide his wife's illness, said the New York Taxi …

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How Reusable Rockets Can Drive a Space Taxi Future: QuickTake

(Bloomberg / Bloomberg) by Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg by Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg 13. April at 1:55 am America prepares to catapult astronauts back into space with vehicles from the US. This time, private companies will take over the ride. Since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, NASA has relied on Russia to bring American astronauts to …

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California Utility Regulator builds on California DMV self-driving taxi rules with new proposals

. 8 April 2018 by James Ayre The California DMV has new rules that allow self-driving vehicle testing on state roads, even without the presence of "safety drivers" (as of this week). The California Public Utilities Commission has now put forward a proposal that builds on these rules and paves the way for commercialization. The proposal also clarifies the requirements …

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