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Cybercab  
  An autonomous taxi.  

As far as I know, this is the first (and perhaps only) use of this word in science fiction.

They turned their backs on the black water, and trudged upslope. A cybercab dogged their heels, hoping for a fare, but they ignored it, and it sped off.
Technovelgy from Vacuum Flowers, by Michael Swanwick.
Published by Asimov's Science Fiction in 1987
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Compare to the driverless taxi from The Living Machine (1935) by Dr. David H. Keller, arguably the first mention of this idea.

The robotic or automated taxi is a frequently explored theme in sf; see Tin Cabby from Cities in Flight [1957], the autocab from Between Planets [1951] and the autonomic cab from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch [1964].

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