23 Feb '12, 1pm

Passengers eagerly await the #iPad

Passengers eagerly await the #iPad

iPads may soon replace TVs in the back seat of taxis, and New Yorkers are already swooning at what a tablet computer might add to their ride. The city is expected to receive a formal proposal next week from Square, a mobile payment company, to test tablets in 50 cabs. While it’s not known what functions will be on the gadgets at this very early stage, the program’s features are expected to exceed those of Taxi TV, the passenger-facing monitor introduced in 2007. “An iPad in a cab could accomplish a great deal, because the community for building stuff out is so much more robust, so there could be so many more functions than” with Taxi TV, said tech expert Shelly Palmer. “We could have really wonderful content that’s location-based … like videos, or places to stop, or other things to do.” Passengers are also pumped at what could come. “I want an app when you say ‘Flatbush,’ ...

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