Cab hailing with smartphone apps stalled with a lawsuit again in NYC, do you agree?
One of IATR's newly-minted rules is, for example, forbidding the use of the smartphone GPS radios to determine the fare, like, say, Uber is doing, as they say taxi meters are more accurate for measuring distance. Thus, in New York City you'd still be able to hail a cab with a smartphone app, but it has to be from one of the established yellow cab companies there, as per the new rules, as they'd have the required meters.
If the city’s 13,237 yellow cabs are allowed to pre-arrange pickups through apps like that, it amounts to a violation of Taxi and Limousine Commission regulations that distinguish yellow medallion cabs from livery cabs, the lawsuit filed Thursday alleges.
- Cab hailing with smartphone apps stalled with a lawsuit again in NYC, do you agree?
35 votes (35 votes) Yes, and I'd like the apps to offer only regulated companies, certified for pre-arranged pickups
81 votes (81 votes) No, there's place under the sun for everyone, and traditional cab companies should jump on the apps bandwagon too
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1. InspectorGadget80 posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:22 1 2
When youre in a big city like ny its kinda hard too find a cab. So i dont see wats the big deal here
3. p0rkguy posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:02 1 0
Do you even live in NY?
I do and the only cabs I would ever get into are either taxis or local car service with their company plastered all over the car. I wouldn't trust anything else.
2. o0Exia0o posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:30 2 0
This app sounds like a good way for a serial killer to find thier next victim.