Posts Tagged ‘Taxi’
San Francisco startup Uber has had two advantages in the great battle of the taxi apps: money and notoriety. That may be about to change. Rival startup Hailo has raised $ 30 million from high profile investors, reports All Things D, which would bring its total funding up to $ 50 million, narrowly surpassing Uber’s reported $ 49.5 million.
The new money sets the stage for a high stakes showdown. Riders in Boston and Chicago, where both Uber and Hailo already operate, are likely to see huge discounts and heavy marketing (ice cream, anyone?). But the battle will be fiercest in New York City, where regulators just cleared the way for e-hailing apps to start booking rides in mid-February. Several apps are likely to hit the market at that time,…
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After suggestions that New York City would adapt its rules to allow customers to hail taxis using smartphone apps like Uber, it looks like some members of the local Taxi & Limousine Commission are getting cold feet. According to The New York Times, a vote tomorrow addressing the matter will likely concern a possible pilot program — not a change to the rules that govern taxi use in the city. The commission was expected to make a decision on whether or not to change the rules to permit hailing apps, but it appears that members thought they could only muster support for a less-divisive pilot program at this time.
The city has lagged behind others in the United States, like San Francisco, Boston, and, most recently, Washington D.C., as…
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Inhabitat’s Week In Green: the Sunportal, six gingerbread wonders of the world and a DeLorean taxi cab
At Inhabitat, we have actually constantly got an ear to the ground paying attention for the most current advancements on the planet of green innovation, however the globe’s finest designs are commonly found in Mom Nature. From bullet trains to Velcro, this week we considered the different methods developers have actually found design motivation in nature to fix human issues. We also considered some of the ways researchers and entrepreneurs are discovering new ways to harness the power of nature. One such instance is the Sunportal, a new modern technology that makes use of pipelines to deliver daylight anywhere in a structure. German business owner Gregor Schapers set up a solar range system in El Sauz, Mexico that is being utilized to produce tortillas. And after a year sailing the seas, a wave-powered robot completed its trip across the Pacific Ocean this week, setting a new globe record at the same time.
This is a conceptual time traveling DeLorean taxi. It’s not real though (context clue: conceptual), it’s just a marketing piece made by Mike Lubrano for Nooka, a “New York based fashion brand with a futuristic philosophy.” What exactly IS their futuristic philosophy? Sadly, probably not “RUN AND HIDE, THE ROBOTS ARE COMING!” like it should be. I did peruse their website though and they do sell a bunch of stuff that looks like a 1980′s vision of the future. Me? I’m more into a 2012 vision of the future. “Which is?” I’m glad you asked! *holding up picture* “That’s a picture of a burning planet with the caption ‘Earth, population: 0.’” Just keepin’ it real!
Hit the jump for renderings from different angles.
Headphone designer AiAiAi and designer Yuri Suzuki have actually collaborated to create the Sound Taxi– a speaker-equipped black cab that converts London street noise into popular music. Any sort of surrounding horn blares, sirens, or background chatter are picked up by a microphone connected to the vehicle’s roof, and fed into software application developed by sound designer Mark McKeague. This program then analyzes each sample and uses Ableton Live to convert it into music. The resulting tones are then played with the Noise Taxi’s huge Indian horns, filling the streets with real-time samples based on its prompt surroundings.
The Sound Taxi invested the last couple of days travelling around London and collecting samples, prior to ending its run on Friday afternoon. Its collected …
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NASA has actually reportedly selected Boeing and SpaceX as the two companies to get main funding for the “Commercial Team Program.” The news was supposedly leaked to NBC News’ Jay Barbree, however all parties involved have refused to comment until NASA makes the official announcement later today. While Boeing and SpaceX are most likely to take home the bulk of $ 1 billion in financing, Sierra Nevada has been chosen as the “standby” political candidate– with a decree to step in if either primary partner fails. If true, then it means that Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has been cut out of the race completely– although dissatisfaction is easier to take if you’re a billionaire … we have actually heard.
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It is, admittedly, difficult to get too excited about a ride in a taxi. Taxis tend to smell, their drivers tend to be rather abrupt in their piloting style and there’s a good chance you won’t be able to find one when you really need it. Nissan’s “Taxi of Tomorrow,” then, is hardly the most alluring concept car on display at the New York International Auto Show, but it is, however, the one you’re most likely to actually get to take a ride in. It’s also a huge advance compared to the the rather tired ‘ol Crown Vic. Join us after the break for an exploration of why.
Who needs safety drivers? Not Germany’s Freie University, that’s for sure, which has just demonstrated a self-driving taxi to rival Google’s efforts without a soul at the wheel. This laser, radar and sensor-equipped VW Passat, dubbed “Made in Germany,” has a companion iPad app from Appirion to do all the hard work, too — you just start the program, punch in coordinates and wait for the car to extract itself from a nearby parking lot and pick you up from school. Ladies and gents, the future is now. Watch it right after the break.
Continue reading Self-driving taxi picks you up at the press of a button (video)
Who’s got reasonable rates and comes on time? Who have you used before? Thanks!
I’m travelling next year during Easter, is taxi expensive? if so, is there direct transport from the airport to menlo park? Many thanks
ps, is Menlo Park peaceful in general?