The London Taxi Trade on the very verge of extinction....shock horror....from the advance of technology and the onslaught of electric, driverless cars....
Now where have we heard all this before?
The story below was sent to my by Stanley Roth, published in the Taxi Trade newspaper "The Steering Wheel" 49 years ago, predicting a so called new concept of a driverless Taxi, routed by computer....yes this really was 49 years ago.
At that time, Dr L R Blake, director of Bush Electrical Engineering said the driverless Taxi would be on the road within 4 years....well as Stan says, we are still waiting.
He also raises a very interesting question?
There is of course an upside to driverless Uber Minicabs...
At least the passengers won't get raped by the driver.
Although if it's a Uberpool driverless Minicab, then rape from another stranger/ passenger is back on the cards as there's no one there to stop it happening.