Iconic museum piece or the solution to London's transport problems? Quentin Letts considers the future of the black cab.
Black cabs are as much a part of London's heritage as Big Ben, Beefeaters and double-decker buses. They trace their lineage back to Oliver Cromwell. But the black cab industry is under threat. The number of private hire vehicles in London has doubled in the last ten years. Sat-nav is Uber alles. Driverless cars are just round the corner. Can Black cabs keep up with the technology or will they go the way of the red telephone box?
Quentin Letts considers the point and the future of the black cab.
Producer: Rosie Dawson.