All posts tagged "Taxi"

  • A woman holding her daughter tries to catch a cab in Myeong-dong, downtown Seoul, in this file photo. She complained taxi drivers refused to give her a ride. (Korea Times file)
    Korean gov’t to toughen punishment on overcharging taxi drivers

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The Cabinet approved a law revision Tuesday to toughen the punishment for taxi drivers who rip off passengers. Under the revision, a taxi driver who is caught three times for overcharging a customer will...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • An IT research team at Seoul National University shows off "SNUber," an automated, driverless cab that can be hailed and maneuvered using a smartphone app, at university campus in Seoul on Nov. 4, 2015. The vehicle operates on a preloaded 3-D map, with cameras and sensors detecting surroundings up to 80 meters in front and back. (Yonhap)
    Driverless taxi on Seoul campus offers glimpse of future

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean university is testing a sedan that can pick up and transport passengers without a human driver, giving a glimpse into the future of autonomous public transport. Seo Seung-Woo, director...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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    Uber partners up with Kia for premium service relaunch in Seoul

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Uber, the controversial ride-booking mobile app, will make a fresh start in Seoul with its high-end version to be serviced on a popular Korean-made luxury sedan, its U.S. operator said Wednesday, seeking to set...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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    Kakao unveils deluxe call taxi service

    By Yoon Sung-won Kakao, provider of the nation’s top mobile messenger service, KakaoTalk, plans to launch a mobile deluxe call taxi service. For the company, which also operates Korea’s most sought-after mobile call taxi service, KakaoTaxi, the...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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  • Uber driver Karim Amrani sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. In the three months ended in June, Uber overtook taxis as the most expensed form of ground transportation, according to expense management system provider Certify. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
    Uber tops taxi use for business travelers, new report shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows. In the three months ended in June, Uber overtook taxis as the most expensed form of ground transportation, according to...

    • Posted July 16, 2015
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    Uber halts ride-sharing service in Seoul

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The local unit of U.S. ride-booking app creator Uber Technologies Inc. said Friday it will no longer operate its ride-sharing mobile platform UberX in Seoul, in compliance with city regulations that regard it as...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Taxies form a long queue at a taxi stop in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    Seoul taxi drivers to fine vomiting passengers

    By Kim Se-jeong Starting from next month, passengers who vomit inside taxis will be fined 150,000 won ($138), according to the Seoul Taxi Association. The city government recently approved a proposal from the Seoul Taxi Association to...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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