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    Google to take on Uber with its own app-based taxi service

    The search giant may compete with Uber by deploying self-driving taxis.
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    Re: Google to take on Uber with its own app-based taxi service

    Total Recall Johnny Cabs here we come!
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Google to take on Uber with its own app-based taxi service

    Um more competition then. Always a good thing if done on fair terms. So has anyone here used Uber then? I'm seeing more and more Uber taxis in my city now. Though they are still in the minority but they are growing.

    I have also read somewhere that Stagecoach (biggest in my city) are planning on doing something similar but the buses has GPS Tracking System in them so you will know how far and how late/early your desired bus is from your closest stop. This is will be so useful for the early morning rush hour and no more rushing like mad to the stop only to discover that it is late or you missed it.

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    Re: Google to take on Uber with its own app-based taxi service

    Isn't Uber banned in a few cuntries?
    In India, afaik some women who used to book taxis were raped

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    Re: Google to take on Uber with its own app-based taxi service

    Uber had a fair bit of bad press for a number of reasons at the end of last year but I think it is very subjective on the country/place. I know a lot of people in Manchester UK that are mote than happy to use Uber.

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    Re: Google to take on Uber with its own app-based taxi service

    I've had mixed experiences with uber in London before. From good, quick, cheap service to "urrr I can't find you, can you walk a mile down the road to me".

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    Re: Google to take on Uber with its own app-based taxi service

    A driverless taxi - SURE! Someone tell the NY mayor that we need the horse buggies back again. At least they will get better gas mileage!

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