GPS, Video e Taxis

Taxistas de NY paralisam suas atividades contra a inclusão de GPS, monitoramento de percursos e câmeras de vigilância nos carros. O prefeito Blooberg disse que não discute a decisão. Para deltalhes vejam matéria As Strike Looms, Mayor Vows to Install Taxi Devices

“Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said yesterday that the city would not back down in its determination to install credit card and video devices in city taxicabs despite a threatened two-day strike by a major cabdrivers’ group.


The Taxi Workers Alliance opposes the installation of high-tech touch-screen video systems that will allow passengers to watch television, make credit-card payments and — using a global-positioning device that tracks the cab — follow their ride on an electronic map.

Some drivers have said that the global-positioning devices and the automated trip recording system are an invasion of privacy, and that the use of credit cards would diminish drivers’ incomes, given the card transaction fees.

They also say they will take in less money because the system requires drivers to log on before each fare, and they object to the television noise and the heat from the monitors.”