London-style taxis will be launch in Dubai soon

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Taxis wait in London in June 2014. By law, the drivers of London's black cabs must memorize all of the city's streets, a process that takes years of study. The taxi drivers are opposed to Uber and drivers using a GPS, but the High Court ruled in favor of Uber last week.

The new taxi is characterised by a semi-curved shape and black colour that mimic the iconic London Cab.

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is all set to launch the ‘London Taxi’ service that will use hybrid (electricity and fuel) cabs.

The new taxi is characterised by a semi-curved shape and black colour that mimic the iconic London Cab operating in the British capital. The DTC will start trialling the vehicle this February and the service will be available at the Dubai International Airport.

Design

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), made this announcement during a visit to the DTC. He reviewed the performance indicators of the corporation in 2020 as well as the projects to be undertaken this year.

He was briefed on the interior features of the London Taxi, which has a unique and roomy interior that offers riders a wide space and six seats in a separate cabin.

The design serves the needs of people of determination as well. The taxi is fitted with a satellite-based navigation, voice command, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning systems, in addition to a Wi-Fi network.

It has a dual engine for better control of the vehicle under different climate conditions. It also has accelerated braking system and a battery that just needs 30 minutes to recharge using the fast charging feature, and three hours using the regular charging one.