Taxi of Tomorrow Spotted in the Wilds of Delancey
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According to reports in the city rags this week, production has recently begun on the so-called “Taxicabs of Tomorrow.” Nissan, the automaker who won the bid in 2011, is building the NV200 model at its plant in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Proper rollout is slated to begin on Halloween.
But prototypes are already prowling the city streets. We spotted the above Taxi of Tomorrow headed eastbound on Delancey yesterday morning. The “test vehicle” clearly states as much and that the driver of tomorrow does not accept fares at this time.
Once the ribbon is cut, passengers can expect benefits such as charging stations (regular outlet + 2 USB ports), reading lights, cup holders, transparent roof, and additional space for luggage.
Passenger amenities notwithstanding, the new fleet of taxis has also come under fire for not being made in America like its now-predecessor, the Ford Crown Victoria.
How do you feel about the new cabs?