Take a Ride into the Future on the Intelligent Taxicab
Advantech-DLoG was tasked with developing an intelligent vehicle system for a large urban city's taxi fleet. The goal was to increase customer service and safety by introducing a computer display for passengers that would allow them to connect to the internet for messaging; find nearby services and attractions; and see route and traffic conditions, flight information, and other important information. The system had to be rugged, and capable of surviving the jarring and extreme temperatures commonly faced by taxis. It needed WWAN connectivity to enable 24/7 internet connectivity, and a display that was capable of delivering video and other multimedia. The system also needed to be able to send vehicle/driver information back to central dispatchers, and provide GPS location and routing information.