Traditional Taxis Get Revamp at NYC Show

By: NNS & WABC
By: NNS & WABC

The New York Auto Show has brought some of the country's hottest cars to the city. It opens to the public on Friday. You can check out new trends and cool concept cars -- and you can also check out an exhibit about the history of the taxi cab.

The taxi has been a part of New York City for a century and while we often take them for granted. This exhibit pays tribute and pushes for even better cabs in the future.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the New York City taxi, the Design Trust for Public Space is holding the Taxi 07 exhibit right outside this year's Auto Show.

From mini models to concept cars, some are even ready to hit the streets like the standard taxi. The price? An estimated 26-thousand dollars, that's competitive with current cabs.

One on the floor, a Crown Victoria, can go up to 200 miles an hour. Others have fuel efficient engines. One PT Cruiser cab is lithium powered, and many are designed to serve the passengers with disabilities.

The Taxi 07 exhibit opens to the public on Friday April 6th and runs through the 15th. It is free and you do not have to buy a ticket to the Auto Show to see it. It's right outside the Javits Center along 11th Avenue.


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