Singapore cabs catch Web fever

By the end of the year, taxi passengers in Singapore will be able to surf the Web, check their email, access mapping and routing information, and even manage their stock portfolios online--all from the back of a cab.

By the end of the year, taxi passengers in Singapore will be able to surf the Web, check their email, access mapping and routing information, and even manage their stock portfolios online--all from the back of a cab.

Locally-based taxi company CityCab, Hewlett-Packard and Ericsson Singapore yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to implement Project Escalade, a mobile solution that makes use of a personal area network (PAN) within a taxi, allowing passengers and drivers to wirelessly access the Internet. Full story. --Michelle Tan, ZDNet Asia

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