XDA Developers: Google Maps tests a new alert for when your taxi goes off route. “These new off-route alerts in Google Maps will send an alert to your phone every time you get sidetracked from the intended course by 500 meters. Besides ensuring your safety, the feature should also help you avoid being tricked by a cab driver while traveling to an unfamiliar part of the city.” That happened to me in Boston once many years ago — I got absolutely hosed. I still love Boston anyway. Do not love that cab driver.
Black Cab London: Sherbert Dab: An Oral History of the London Taxi
. “Organised by the educational charity, Digital Works in conjunction with Unite and the London Transport Museum, this ambitious venture introduced 26 London cabbies to pupils from St George the Martyr school, Holborn and Westminster Cathedral school, Pimlico. The children conducted in-depth interviews with each of the London taxi drivers, covering topics such as family backgrounds, what it was like to study The Knowledge in their particular era, interesting stories which have occurred whilst driving a cab and much, much more.”