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TaxiWiz makes getting “taken” more obvious

Published Aug 12th, 2007 2:41PM EDT

New to a city and not sure how much a cab fare will be? Just visiting, and don’t want to get taken by the cabbie? TaxiWiz to the rescue. A quick jaunt over to will allow you to input your location, that of your destination and, you guessed it, will populate a Google Map (sweet!) and calculate an approximate cab fare. Granted, cab fares are considerably more regulated now and are usually standardized. But, a little piece of mind never hurts. So far, TaxiWiz is only available in 8 destination cities, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and San Diego, but is expected to roll out to more. There’s even a mobile version (minus the map) for each city, so you can pull out that mobile phone and calculate on the fly. Happy cabbing!