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NYC's Taxi of Tomorrow is the One Nobody Wanted

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The people favored the Turkish cab, with its wheelchair accessibility, glass roof and made-in-Brooklyn stamp. The industry liked the Ford model, which has already seen action in Europe. But in the end, New York will get neither. The Daily News reports that the Nissan NV200 is the winner of the Taxi of Tomorrow competition, which aims to eventually replace yellow cabs with a more modern fleet. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to make the announcement today. The bulky Nissan probably won't be seen on the streets for a few more years, but according to renderings, it will comfortably fit a driver, three passengers and various wrapped packages, some of which will be tied with kaballah string.
· New York picks new taxi: Nissan cab is the big winner [NYDN]
· Taxi of Tomorrow []
· New York's Taxi of Tomorrow to Speak Turkish? [Curbed]