the new intelligent taxi


Originally uploaded by pipsy!.

passed this while driving around the lardprao area yesterday.

across thepassenger window it says “this car is safe, it has a GPS system installed”

this is one of the new taxis that will serve the new electronic taxi stands that will allow you to call for a taxi by just pressing a button. and supposedly the stand’s suppose to estimate the arrival time and license plate of the taxi that’s answered the request.

i have yet tosee one of these stands, they say that there’s 150 of them, and the first one being in phaholyothin.

suposedly this is to help people get taxis easier and help taxi drivers save fuel by not driving aimlessly to look for patrons.

is calling a cab that hard in bangkok? if you put all things in perspective? sure rush hour would be harder to find an empty cab, but i wonder how much these taxi stands will really help.

2 Comments so far

  1. aurix (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 12:31 pm

    does sound like a good idea, though.

  2. remo (unregistered) on December 16th, 2005 @ 4:18 am

    It’s not the GPS system what will make the air cleaner there in Bangkok. Millions of cars are running there without catalysators and as long there is no change, Bangkok will be one of the durtiest cities in the world.

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