Taxi Pilot Program Will Calculate Your Fare Using GPS Instead of Meter

NYC taxi pilot will ditch the meter and calculate your fare with GPS
NYC taxi pilot will ditch the meter and calculate your fare with GPS
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Big changes are afoot at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Yesterday, the TLC approved a pilot to get rid of the obnoxious in-cab TVs almost everyone immediately puts on mute. And as part of that plan, the agency also wants to remove all mystery and doubt from the fare meter. As part of the same pilot, participating taxis will switch off the dashboard-mounted meter. Instead of glancing at something that looks like an alarm clock to see how much you're being charged, that information will be displayed on a tablet.

Check out the full article on the Wall Street Journal for more about the pilot program.

via Verge, WSJ

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