NYC contemplating GPS-based mostly meters for taxis, on prime of nixing TVs

NYC considering GPS-based meters for taxis, on top of nixing TVs

We have already heard that New York Metropolis is contemplating killing these annoying backseat Taxi TV screens, now it seems just like the digital fare meter, together with the mechanical technique for monitoring journey distance, may be on the best way out. Regulators final night time accredited a pilot program for a brand new GPS-based mostly distance monitoring system for cabs, which might show fare info on a big pill, the Wall Road Journal reviews. That gadget would additionally home the cab’s bank card reader and GPS system, and it might additionally ship the identical information and leisure programming as the present cab TV units. Finally, it might exchange 5 separate items of drugs cabs at present require. The yr-lengthy pilot program will solely hit round 1,000 cabs, out of the town’s thirteen,600 yellow taxis. Beforehand, regulators have been contemplating testing it in round four,000 cabs, nevertheless it scaled this system again after considerations from advocates for the visually impaired, who use the present TV units for alerts. (In fact, that is additionally one thing a extra trendy pill might ultimately assist with.)

SOURCE: Wall Road Journal

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