Quantcast
Transport Cars

Is London the best city for business travelers on the go? Cabs to get free Wi-Fi in 2013

Excerpt from The Next Web

Skift Take

Business travelers’ expectations for Wi-Fi will only grow as more airlines, subway systems, and now cabs are offering connectivity and those that don’t offer the service will seem even more archaic.

— Samantha Shankman

London’s ever-expanding network of free WiFi access points could soon be extended to the city’s fleet of iconic black cabs, after Tech City based startup Eyetease received approval by Transport for London to roll out its high-speed service over the course of next year.

Working on its bid for over two years, Eyetease will launch its free WiFi service — called CabWifi — using an “ads-for-access” model that requires passengers to sit through a short 15 second advert for every 15 minutes of WiFi access. It’s an intelligent model from Eyetease, as the company has worked out that the average “dwell time” in the back of a taxi is about 15 minutes.

Read the Complete Story →

More Stories Below ▼
Daily Travel Startup Watch: GapDoc, Xenos Local and More
The Vacation Rental Technology Ecosystem
Trend Report

The Vacation Rental Technology Ecosystem

Skift Business Traveler: Uber and Lyft Infiltrate American Airports
The Rise of Personalized All-Inclusive Luxury

The Rise of Personalized All-Inclusive Luxury

Lufthansa Offers Direct Booking Savings and Agents Aren’t Happy
Free Report: What Millennials Want in Meetings