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A taxicab is a form of public transport that is generally designed for no more than three passengers.
Unlike other forms of public transporation, a taxicab is designed to take a passenger to a specific location, and there is no scheduled time that they need to catch the cab, unless they have requested it. As the taxicab goes from the point of departure towards the final destination, the passenger will be charged by the distance traveled, which could come in the form of miles or kilometers.
The procedures of different companies may vary. The concept of taxicabs begin before the introduction of the automobile.
Hackney carriages were used to pick of passengers in France during the 17th century, and many of these services were also offered in London.
Once automobiles begin to replace carriages by the beginning of the 19th century, they were commonly used for the purpose of picking up passengers.
Wilhelm Bruhn was an inventor who was responsible for the creation of the taximeter, and tool that could be used to calculate the amount owed by the passenger. The introduction of the taximeter revolutionized the taxicab industry.
The very first true taxicab was constructed by Gottlieb Daimler in 1897, and the first taxicab company open its doors in Stuttgart shortly after this. Taxicab companies begin to appear in New York, and Harry N. Allen is often credited for introducing them in the United States.
By the 1940s, radios were being added to taxicabs, and this allowed the drivers to communicate with their offices....