According to Nissan, more than 600,000 people ride a New York Taxi every day. And Nissan hopes that the taxi experience will improve once this specially designed Nissan NV200 minivan enters service.
This van has several clever Taxi specific features, such as:
- transparent roof
- sliding doors with low floor and grab handles for easy egress
- independent passenger A/C controls
- active carbon-lined headliner to help neutralize odors
- overhead and floor lighting
- 12 Volt charging outlet and two USB ports
- breathable and easily cleanable seat fabric
The Taxi of Tomorrow has improved safety features. It was safety tested with taxi partition. It has curtain and seat mounted air bags. It has traction control, and the sliding doors decrease the danger of cyclists and other motorists being struck by suddenly opening doors.
The Taxi driver experience should also improve. They have unique breathable and 6-way adjustable seat, built-in navigation system, rear-view backup camera, auxiliary audio input, and passenger intercom system.
Check out this insider TFLtruck video of the NV200 commercial van:
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.