You Talking To Me?

Taxi drivers – a necessity of modern urban life, maybe, but also a source of great strife when in an unfamiliar city (as anyone who has travelled in Mexico will probably agree). Over here in Europe, there are plans afoot to eradicate the drivers from taxis, replacing them with robotic devices that will take us from A to B without overcharging or playing bad music at us. The ‘CityMobil’ project aims to “eliminate city drivers”, and the first test site for the technology will be at London’s Heathrow airport. The driverless car is an old idea that was promised us time and time again in the past – maybe climate change and peak oil will be the driving force that makes the dream a reality.