A taxi ocean of driver-less cabs


 Jordi Spel / CC / Barcelona

Jordi Spel / CC / Barcelona

Government regulated taxi fleets around the world are facing their less anticipated and most fearful competitor of all times, Uber. The equation is clear, Uber drivers' are happy on a weak job-market and their clients are paying less for better service; in the other hand, goverment-regulated taxi service is slow in bureaucracy to compete in benefits for their drivers and far to catch up with better service for their citizens. 

Heavy litigation remains in the horizon, the waters are turbulent and an ocean of driver-less cabs is afloat. 

Unforgettable Cuban Taxis

Taxi rides in Cuba are the closest to a time machine ride, hold on into the American muscle car from the 50's or earlier while you can. Detroit's motor glory in the Habana's streets as a experience is set to a possible extinction now that Obama has ordered full restoration of diplomatic communications with Cuba. 

Please enjoy Our little tribute to the Cuban taxi from the best of the web:

   via   A taxi in Cuba. To American eyes, it's a vintage model, but the picture was taken in 2009. FLICKR PHOTO/KAYUGEE (CC-BY-NC-ND)   

via A taxi in Cuba. To American eyes, it's a vintage model, but the picture was taken in 2009.
FLICKR PHOTO/KAYUGEE (CC-BY-NC-ND) 
 

... it is time to visualize yourself there, CLick play below and ride the pics:

Enjoy, as they likely won’t be around for much longer.

   via    © Oliver Fluck

via © Oliver Fluck

There are no ways to keep them running for decades without parts unless you reach for the resourceful spirit of the Cubans 

    Via   Copyright Ralph Velasco & PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. © 2015

Via Copyright Ralph Velasco & PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. © 2015

From Varadero to Havana through Matanzas (Cuba), I invite you to discover a collection of unusual Cuban taxis (see video)