ORIGIN OF TAXI IN UK
Taxis have been a common site on UK roads since the mid-19th Century
Public hire vehicles were first introduced to provide a necessary service for passengers operating in many places
After Private hire vehicles were introduced in 1960s. These taxis were designed to passenger demand for suburban
and pre-booking journeys.
Both public taxis and private hire vehicles play a vital role in passenger transport networks throughout the country.
The recent introduction of low emission vehicle and mobile technology, the face of taxi industry is constantly improving.
Smartphone Apps helpful in taxi industry
By using these smartphones, you can book a journey in anywhere so it plays an important role
There are a number of Apps, such as Uber, Lyft, Hailo and Gett which private hire customers to request a vehicle, book a journey and even to compare journey prices between different providers
Next Generation Taxis
It is the aim of local authorities, through regulation and licencing laws, that all vehicles will be modern, environmentally clean and suitable for the needs of all passengers
In addition, taxi vehicles that meets the following criteria
- Offer regulated fares to protect passengers
- Possess a range of accessibility features to benefit elderly and disabled passengers.
- at drivers have the ability to quickly navigate all road networks, with the route knowledge.
- In London, they must undergo the KoL (Knowledge of London) taxi driver test
- To ensure that all public and private hire vehicles become cleaner should have minimum 30 mile zero emission range
The next big move for the taxi industry is likely to be towards saving the planet by running greener vehicles.
The research conducted by The Real Urban Emissions found that most vehicles are emitting up to 30 times
its creates much pollution in the environment
This will leads to poor air quality, where they contribute 16% of all transport Nitrous Oxide (NOx) is present in emission,
so try to limit the emission vehicle
People want all companies – not just taxi firms – to reduce their carbon footprint
In the industry, Ready to open choose the vehicles it likes – and there’s every reason to pick a greener fleet.