Taxi cabs for the future

This is the year that New York City is suppose to announce the winner of its “Taxi of Tomorrow” competition. The New York Times’ blog Opinionator thinks the contest guidelines aren’t imaginative and challenging enough to truly produce a taxi cab for our future. So, “artist/inventor (and former R&D guy for Honda) Steven M. Johnsonpresented his own taxi designs and ideas, such as the one above “for these recessionary times…[that]…allows passengers to pay on a sliding scale.”