The History Of Taxi

It is difficult to imagine life without a taxi on the streets of almost any city in the world, sometimes this type of transport is a landmark in a particular city. But in addition to jewelry, it's hard to imagine how you can quickly to get to your destination, if late, except for taxis. A history began this form of transport for hundreds of years ago. In the 18th century, a French entrepreneur set up his inn horse-drawn carriages, which was near the chapel "Fiacre", which gave the first name of the horse-drawn cab – "fiacres." They were the first crews available to ordinary citizens, to the time the coach was only the wealthy nobles and landlords. In 1896, began to incarnate in the life of the first attempts to mechanize the crews, because fans of new technical devices, felt that motorized taxis will be a lot more to face the "capital of peace" rather than horse-drawn carriages. Then there were the stripped of all superfluous to the "cab" was installed behind a gasoline engine, front wheel and levers to control, but then problems arose, nobody knew how to pay for a trip fares, which always led to disputes between driver and passenger. In 1905 this was changed with the creation of a meter, from which came the name "taxi" or "Taxi." A little later, the company "Renault" launched its first car, which is fully intended for use as a taxi and was equipped with taximeter. They also painted in a bright color, usually red or green, that makes them stand out from the stream of black vehicles. .

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