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New York to Try out GPS-based Meters for Taxicabs

Some New York City taxicabs will switch to using GPS-based fare calculators from current metering systems under a pilot program approved on Thursday. The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to pass a measure to overhaul technology systems in 1,000 city cabs, which currently require bulky televisions and credit card readers. "It's just streamlined technology," commission spokesman Greg Gordon said. The new systems will be smaller, more portable and less expensive...

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