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Wednesday July 30, 2014

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#GetTaxi Shifts Approach Of Taxi Hailing App

#GetTaxi Shifts Approach Of Taxi Hailing App

With plans for an e-hail app for yellow cabs put on hold, GetTaxi is focusing on a new app that will help arrange rides with black car cabs. The product, G-Car will allow users to arrange for a livery car through an application on their smart phone where they will be shown the driver's name and [Full Story…]

Controversial #SideCar App Launches in NYC

Controversial #SideCar App Launches in NYC

Starting today NYers will be able to take part in a ride-sharing startup called SideCar. The app matches drives and passengers who are heading in the same direction and the passenger pays a "donation" for the ride that is slightly less than a taxi fare. SideCar, based in San Francisco, said the [Full Story…]

Task Force: Ban GPS Smartphones in NY Cabs

Task Force: Ban GPS Smartphones in NY Cabs

An International Association of Transportation Regulators task force wants to ban the use of GPS-equipped smartphones in taxis instead of meters. The Wall Street Journal reports that local governments claim GPS is not as accurate as a taxi meter. But companies such as Uber Technologies Inc., which [Full Story…]

Taxi and Limousine Commission Backtracks on Taxi-Hailing Apps

Taxi and Limousine Commission Backtracks on Taxi-Hailing Apps

When Uber announced its taxi-hailing app in August, David Yassky, chairman of the Taxi and Limousine Commission, originally favored the idea. The New York Times reported that in August, Yassky emailed city officials saying that allowing electronic hailing “was the policy most consistent with [Full Story…]

Uber and Square End Their NY Taxi Programs

Uber and Square End Their NY Taxi Programs

Both Uber and Square are halting their taxi pilot programs in NY. Both companies have tried negotiating with the Taxi and Limousine Commission in NY to allow riders to use their products. Uber currently has an app that lets people hail black cars and vans, but according to The Verge, had to ask cab [Full Story…]

TLC Regulations Stall NY Taxi Apps

TLC Regulations Stall NY Taxi Apps

Riders in other cities make use of apps to hail cabs, but in NY the labyrinth of taxi regulations makes it difficult to discern if the apps are even legal. The issue centers on the definition of hailing a cab. In general, yellow cabs respond to street hails, while livery cabs respond to phone [Full Story…]

ZabCab Makes Hailing Taxis Easier

ZabCab Makes Hailing Taxis Easier

A new app called ZabCab recently launched for New Yorkers and promises to make hailing a cab less stressful. The app allows passengers to send out a GPS signal to yellow cab drivers that will let them know they need a ride. According to CBS NY, almost 1,000 taxi drivers have signed up for the app [Full Story…]

Mixed Opinions on TVs in Taxis in NY

Mixed Opinions on TVs in Taxis in NY

In a study made by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, which surveyed approximately 113,000 NYers, nearly half of taxi riders are not fans of the in-cab TV sets, and 17% of those people actually hate them. However, there is still a good amount of people that do enjoy the entertainment, which includes [Full Story…]

TVs In New York City Taxis Need A Boost

TVs In New York City Taxis Need A Boost

According to a recent Marist poll conducted for The Wall Street Journal recently, the vast majority of taxi riders either turn off or simply ignore the screens in the back of New York City cabs.  According to the poll, Manhattan residents lead in the numbers of people turning off the screens. [Full Story…]

New Site Allows Riders to Share a NYC Cab

New Site Allows Riders to Share a NYC Cab

CabCorner, launched by three college friends, allows users to post a planned cab route and lets up to three other users sign up to join the planner for a ride if they're headed that way.  Cab sharers are dropped off a couple a blocks from their destination for safety purposes and the site [Full Story…]

New Initiatives To Help Local Stations Reach Viewers

New Initiatives To Help Local Stations Reach Viewers

Broadcasting & Cable NYC's local stations are trying new ways to reach viewers on the go. WNYW and WNBC recently launched traffic-oriented mobile applications; WCBS is sharing content and revenue with bloggers through its CBS2 New York Network [Editor's Note: NYConvergence is a member of the [Full Story…]

Taxis TVs To Carry Celebrity Gossip, Nightlife News

Taxis TVs To Carry Celebrity Gossip, Nightlife News

Crain's New York Business VeriFone Holdings has announced a programming deal with People.com, People magazine's Web site, to bring celebrity gossip to the television screens in half of the city's taxi fleet.  Additional content will also soon be added from PMBuzz.com, which provides information [Full Story…]