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Tracking Your Habits: How AI Uses Your Brain to Help You Drive Your Car

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Artificial intelligence is here for driving apps. If you do a lot of driving, you know just how crazy it can be out there on the road. Drivers swerving, cutting you off, making you feel like you don’t belong on the road. Here’s how savvy drivers are dealing with it . read more »

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How to Afford an Awesome Car Without a Ton of Money

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You don’t have to be the richest person on the road to have the best car. But to have an impressive vehicle on a budget, you’ll have to make some complex choices and learn more than the average guy. At the end of the day, you’ll have a deep relationship with a car that impresses in more ways than one. And you’ll be paying far less than the person with the shiniest, fastest model to roll off the assembly line. Here are a few ways to pull off this feat. read more »

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The Most Reliable Cars on the Market for Taxi Drivers

taxiWith the rise of smartphone app-based taxi services, the taxi driving community is growing ever larger, and looks to be a growing sector in the motor-based employment arena. Taxi drivers on average, do a far higher mileage per year than most normal motorists. This, coupled with the fact that the vehicle is literally the livelihood of taxicab drivers, means that the vehicle’s reliability is paramount.

This post takes a look at the most reliable car and van choices for taxi drivers in 2016, with options for your priorities for boot space, passenger space and accessibility. You can find all these at reputable dealerships.

Skoda Octavia

A stalwart on the taxi scene, the Octavia has been hailed as one of the most reliable hatchback models on the market. With impressive boot space at 590 litres, it’s great for getting passengers with luggage to airports and train stations. The estate option is naturally even more spacious.

Toyota Prius

This quiet Hybrid model gives us a taste of the future of the automotive industry with its great fuel economy, there’s no reason why you can’t get over without even changing its impressive long life battery.

Peugeot E7

Peugeot’s E7 is a classic hackney carriage style model with great head height, wheelchair access and superb comfort with lumbar support in its spacious driver’s booth. It’s great for access with its sliding doors and underfloor ramp. 

Seat Toledo

This hatchback also boasts a very generously proportioned boot, as well as the advantage of having lots of passenger space in the rear seats. It’s not a particularly flashy model, but it’s more than up to the job and comes at a reasonable end of the spectrum in terms of price.

Peugeot Premier

A really good value vehicle great for transporting disabled passengers in wheelchairs. It’s by no means a stylish executive cab, but it makes for a very practical and affordable, solid and reliable option. 

VW Touran

Volkswagen’s Touran is a really sturdy and capacious 4 wheel drive option for a cab driver – its excellent build quality is just what you’d expect from this manufacturer. It marries style and practicality with its 7 seats and works well both in towns and out on country roads.

These models are some of the most popular cars used by taxi drivers on the roads today and look set remain firm favourites for reliability and practicality.

With the rise of smartphone app-based taxi services, the taxi driving community is growing ever larger, and looks to be a growing sector in the motor-based employment arena. Taxi drivers on average, do a far higher mileage per year than most normal motorists. This, coupled with the fact that the vehicle is literally the livelihood of taxicab drivers, means that the vehicle’s reliability is paramount. read more »

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