The Taxi and Limousine Commission revealed new features for taxis of tomorrow, and Gothamist is in love with many of them. For starters, since the taxis will have GPS tracking, when if you lose something in a cab and don't have a medallion number, if you call the helpline, the TLC will try to track the cab, based on where you were dropped off. Brilliant! (But you should still collect a receipt, because that has a medallion number on it.)
Other new features will include a a credit-card reader for payments and a touch-screen monitor for passengers with access to the news, weather, and even restaurant reviews. And unlike Taxi TV from a few years ago, these monitors can be turned off. Wow, we might be entering the 21st century!