NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a new app for taxi riders, aimed at preventing passengers from getting taken for a ride.
The free app, called Taxi Turvi, uses GPS technology to let riders see if the cab driver took the shorter, cheaper route at the end of the fare.
Riders use the app by clicking ‘start’ at the beginning of the trip and ‘stop’ at the end. The route traveled is displayed in red, while any shorter routes are marked with a blue line.
But Taxi and Limousine Commission Chairman David Yassky told the New York Post that it’s better to rely on a savvy New York cabbie than an app like Taxi Turvi.