Friday, October 31, 2008

Unusal taxis

As reported by the local German newspaper "German Link" the world is changing for London's cab drives and their passengers.

Apparently German car maker Mercedes succeeded in passing the strict criteria that apply to vehicles that may operate as a London Taxi by building a special version of the VIANO van. Now the well-known "black cabs" face competition from abroad. As proven by the photo (see above), the new cabs can now be seen on the road.

I often use cabs and I look forward to the new experience. In a black cab one sits more or less on top of the rear axle and therfore feels any bump on the road (and there are quiet a few of those around here :-)

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