Catching a cab is easy if you happen to be in the right place at the right time and able to effortlessly hail one on the street. The Taxi Transfer Simultaneously is ideal for the other 90% of the time when a lift to your next location seems impossible to pin down.
If this system by 108 Industrial Design Studio were installed in cities, there would no longer be a need to reserve a pickup over the telephone or online. At regular intervals along the sidewalk, the curb would be embedded with a weight-sensitive interface on which people are urged to stand and wait.
Transparent panels of fiberglass-reinforced plastic and polypropylene are enhanced with a blue glow at night. When one steps onto the Taxi Transfer Simultaneously and remains still for 10 seconds, a cab nearby driver is alerted to the job and exact coordinates. Upon accepting the pickup the platform becomes a bright green.
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