NYC’s “Taxi Of Tomorrow” Chosen

After a year-long contest to pick a replacement for the discontinued Ford Crown Victoria, New York City has selected a boring-ass Nissan minivan as its new “taxi of tomorrow.” Passed over was the much cooler futuristic entry from Turkey’s Karsan, which had pledged to manufacture its taxis in Brooklyn. Nissan now gets a ten-year exclusive contract to provide taxis to the city. Advocates for the disabled are quite unhappy because unlike the Turkish entry, the winning vehicle isn’t wheelchair-accessible.