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NYC Taxi high-tech makeover December 18, 2006

Posted by farshadf in NYC.
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Love ’em or hate ’em, New York wouldn’t be the same without its massive fleet of taxis. So it’s no surprise to hear that the ubiquitous yellow cars are getting a high-tech makeover. Within the next two weeks, NYC cabbies are gonna be fitted with a touch-screen display that’ll let passengers catch up on news/weather, look up restaurant reviews, and pay by credit card. It’ll also display an electronic map that will supposedly make it easier to track down lost/forgotten items (note to tourists, NYers keep things they find, so don’t even bother). Passengers who prefer to listen to the mumblings of their driver will have the option of turning the system off. Sounds nice and all, but if it means an increase in fare, I’d rather ride in silence. New NYC Taxis to Have TV and Tracking [AP Wire]

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