Auto Blog has published an interesting article titled 'How Nissan found the right yellow for NYC's Taxi of Tomorrow'. It describes how, having won the competition to build New York's new taxi fleet, Nissan set out to find exactly the right color and shade for them. The article goes into some detail, and this video report provides more background.
I guess some may not find that sort of thing interesting, but I did. I'd have thought that Nissan would simply copy the existing color scheme of NYC taxis, but they went to a lot more trouble than that. Clearly, the process is a lot more complex than I'd assumed.
(As an aside, I'm intrigued by Nissan's new taxi. It's a very different design to others I've seen. I doubt I'll be in New York to try it, but apparently the same design will be on the road as a compact cargo van and in other forms. I look forward to seeing it on local roads. If it's as innovative as the company's new large delivery van, both may be game-changers compared to the 'same old, same old' vans that have been built by Ford, GM and Chrysler for so many years.)