How cities move
Mumbai is a NY-esque city (or vice-versa), and seems to be obsessing about how to upgrade its fleet of 45k or so cabs. From the staid black-and-yellow cabs of the 70s, they want to leap to cool cabs with GPS, A/C and electronic meters that spew out receipt printouts, for the 00's and beyond. They look to Singapore as a model for upgraded taxi service. I hope local madness mixes in and they get efficient cabs, but with an attitude. NY has just upgraded to cabs with GPS, map and TV, and there are bunch of ongoing projects to rework the cab design; however, no changes to the attitude are currently planned.