Taken in the various countries which use these vehicles as regular modes of transport. Namely India, Nepal & Southeast Asia
Auto rickshaws are a common means of public transportation in many countries in the world. Also known as a three-wheeler, samosa, tempo, tuk-tuk (in Thailand), trishaw, autorick, bajaj (in India), rick, tricycle, mototaxi, baby taxi, lapa or tukxi (Piaggio Appe Calessino) in popular parlance, an auto rickshaw is a usually three-wheeled cabin cycle for private use and as a vehicle for hire. It is a motorized version of the traditional pulled rickshaw or cycle rickshaw. Auto rickshaws are an essential form of urban transport in many developing countries, and a form of novelty transport in many developed countries. However, in some parts of Europe they remain an essential mode of transportation, notably Italy.