Concrete Evidence

But progress does not stand still and at the end of the 20th century in many countries around the world, mechanical, electronic taximeters were replaced, thus avoiding the extra noise in the cabin, associated with the mechanical click of a meter. The term “taxi” has several theories of origin. One of them says that the “taxi” is derived from the Greek taxein – pay, or from the Greek taxidi – travel, or from the Latin taxare – to consider. Another theory says that the “taxi” is derived from the surname of an Italian family Tassi, who first created an international service in Europe for cargo and passengers. A third theory suggests that “Taxi” was formed from taximetre (count rates).

But each of the theories has no concrete evidence. Once in London in 1907 appeared the first taxi, they appeared in New York. An American businessman Harry N. Allen imported French cars with a taximeter, and then painted them in yellow, in his opinion it is allocated a taxi from the mass transport, and it was easier to see from a distance. According to the Americans, the term “taxi” was invented by this businessman. The story of a taxi can be traced to the 17th century, when the first horse-drawn carriages appeared on the streets of London. In 1625, in London there were only 20, in Paris, they appeared at all in 1637. But it has not prevented the French from the very appearance of the taxi cab and 1932 have a leading position on the use of the streets of London. In the early 19th century, most taxi drivers prefer to use the lighter French Two-wheeled gigs, but since the early 20th century, the most popular brand was a car “CEB YNIK French production, with the private carters rented cars from people who have a fleet of vehicles. In 1958, the British company LTI managed to produce a car that ousted French taxis with leading positions, they became the Austin FX4.

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