Can text messaging solve some of our cities’ climate & traffic challenges?
A story in the new Plenty magazine gives details on a cab company that’s giving the late-night clubbing crowd of Liverpool great green service with the magic of text messages:
It’s a solution any 14-year-old would love: The challenges of foreign oil dependency, global warming, and gridlock are not so big that you can’t text-message your way out of them.
The Texxi text-dispatchers arrange carpool cab rides based on who’s texting from where and their desired destinations. Besides the other benefits, it also saves its riders money, which is proving popular. The company is planning to leap the pond and expand to cities in Texas, California, and North Carolina — but of course, you need to have a mobile phone that can text message, leaving this here Luddite out.