Peter Horbury enlightens me on the state of affairs as I arrive to check out the new LEVC TX5 Taxi in London's east end: "Volvo cars can’t detect kangaroos in Australia. It’s a problem. The sensors fitted to the company’s vehicles can’t recognize the two-legged animals, even though they can see children and moose. It’s a cultural thing."
The London Taxi is also culturally significant, firmly established since 1948. It’s an iconic vehicle with a strong heritage; a staple of the capital city. And for a designer, redesigning an icon is one . . .