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Instead of the normal network of taxis, which appear to be mythical around here, drivers could purchase a kit that goes on their dashboard and combines a cellphone and GPS device. When someone calls up for a list, they get a list of the nearest active drivers and how much they charge per mile. If you
don't feel like driving anybody at the moment, turn off the gizmo. If some crook tries robbing you, hit the "Panic Button" that dials 911 and gives your GPS coordinates.
Actually, the 'panic button' idea isn't a bad one in general.
product:scanner? [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]
Same idea for free. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]
Massive scale hitch-hiking
GPS + hitchhiking again. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]
e-taxi in the UK
Hail a cab with your GPS-enabled PDA [rrr, Mar 03 2006]
||Does the device come with a fake turban and beard?
||Thought it said "PSP Taxi"...
||It's called a "gypsy cab" or "bootleg cab." You can find
them operating (illegally) in most cities.