(CAB)Sule: The Taxi Of Tomorrow Is Powered by Citystreets Thinking

CABsule was the name of our entry in June of 2005 for a project to re-design the New York Taxi sponsored by the Design Trust of Public Space. The final outcome of this project was the New Taxi of Tomorrow which is about to hit the streets of NYC, unfortunately without being wheel chair accessible.

To see our presentation please view this pdf.

To download the Design Trust for Public Space PDF booklet (designed by Pentagram) click here.

To look at some more images from our presentation.

The League of Extraordinary Pedestrians, the inspiration for a lot of our thinking.

The League of Extraordinary Pedestrians, the inspiration for a lot of our thinking.

Pets need to travel too

Pets need to travel too

People can stand in a CABsule and those in wheelchairs can roll right in

People can stand in a CABsule and those in wheelchairs can roll right in

We've rethought of the technology that needs to be in a Taxi

We’ve rethought of the technology that needs to be in a Taxi

Driver sits high up and has great views

Driver sits high up and has great views

In urban context

In urban context

A modern Taxi stand. Long overdue

A modern Taxi stand. Long overdue

Study

Study

Some suggestions for drivers hats that is respectful of different driver nationalities

Some suggestions for drivers hats that is respectful of different driver nationalities

 

Some Press about the project is here.

Observations

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  • Driver can not see kids standing in front of car.
    Driver can not see kids standing in front of car.
  • No accommodation for pedestrian during sidewalk construction
    No accommodation for pedestrian during sidewalk construction
  • Improperly placed and maintained signs sends the wrong message to drivers.
    Improperly placed and maintained signs sends the wrong message to drivers.