New York to unveil upgraded taxi cabs

Associated Press
A prototype of the Nissan NV 200 New York City taxi is off-loaded from a truck, in New York, Monday, April 2, 2012. The iconic New York City taxi has gotten a passenger-friendly makeover from Nissan with low-annoyance horns, USB chargers and germ-fighting seats to cut down on bad odors. Medallion owners will be required to buy the Nissan NV 200 at a cost of about $29,000 starting in late 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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New cabs hitting the streets of New York City next year will have charging ports for riders' electronics. They'll also have more leg room, a large skylight roof to gaze at the city skyscrapers and even odor-reducing and anti-microbial fabric. A prototype of the Nissan NV200 will be unveiled April 3.

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