NYC Taxi Commission Approves Pilot Program That Would Use GPS, Tablets To Calculate Fares

NYC Taxi Commission Approves Pilot Program That Would Use GPS, Tablets To Calculate Fares

(So Cal Metro)

The taxi you hop in on your next trip around New York City may function a lot more like Uber and other ride-hailing services: the commission tasked with regulating the city’s taxis approved a pilot program that would replace traditional fare meters with those powered by GPS location. 

The Wall Street Journal reports that the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Thursday to approve a trial program that would reduce the amount of equipment housed in a taxicab to just a GPS-enabled tablet.

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