Black boxes installed in 200 taxis in hopes of making driving safer
200 taxis around Vancouver now have new technology that will hopefully make them safer.
Taxis from four different cab companies are now equipped with crash-avoidance technology and black boxes that track the drivers’ actions.
If a driver follows too closely, or changes lanes without signaling, a warning bell sounds and the black box records it. A message is then sent back to the taxi company headquarters.
The taxi companies are hoping the technology will save money by lowering insurance and accident costs.