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Cab Share: What are the current barriers preventing people from sharing taxis?

My idea is to develope a means to share cab rides that not only save money for the customers but also provides increased revenues for drivers. What would be the environmental benefits? And do these benefits outweigh the current barriers? How could you make this idea financially viable?

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    Apr 16 2012: To make it financially viable, maybe you can charge the people who wanted to use the application per rides? and maybe you can link the app with the taxi's company gps system so that people will be alerted which taxi is the closest to them as well?
    • Apr 17 2012: Maybe the sharing application could actually automatically dispatch a taxi towards the nearest rider?
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        Apr 18 2012: I don't know if that is that easy... I mean you then would need a device in all the taxis wouldn't you?

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