Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Guess Who I Didn't Have in the Front of My Cab? A Driver

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Guess Who I Didn't Have in the Front of My Cab? A Driver

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Byline: RICHARD HOLLIDAY

IT IS a London taxi passenger's dream: the driverless, inaneconversationless cab. No more: "Guess who I had in the back of my cab yesterday", "Now, if you want my opinion", "Don't normally go south of the river ... but as I'm in a good mood", etc, etc.

Heaven on earth? Unfortunately, though, you'll have to wait until 2004 to enjoy the benefits.

Oh, and move to Cardiff.

The Welsh capital is today pioneering trials for what it claims could be the world's first batterydriven vehicles on a specially-built track in Cardiff Bay - part of a [pound]45million proposed transport development.

The first phase of the new scheme involves the introduction of 30 vehicles running on a 3.5km loop, including eight stations, around the bay area, which is home to the Welsh National Assembly.

Cardiff City Council hopes that if the scheme is a success, they can link it with two further interconnected loops to transport travellers from the bay area to the city centre. …

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