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Thursday May 24, 2007 7:11 pm

New York Cabbies Get Touchy About Touch-Screens


Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: GPS, Transportation


NYC Cab Touch ScreenLast week, New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission approved a plan to install touch-screens in all 13,000 city cabs. The monitors not only let riders pay via credit card, but include GPS technology and info about bars and restaurants. However, many drivers oppose the plan, due to the cost of the screens, credit card fees, and time lost if the monitor needs repair. Some cabbies are even concerned about the GPS tracking their routes (the Taxi Commission states that only pickup and drop-off locations will be recorded). The vehicles will be upgraded starting October 1.


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