Although it's unlikely that this will have a huge impact, the idea seems original and could greatly improve taxi operators' cash flow: A new free website has been created for the UK where you can book a taxi that would otherwise run empty. Consider that many trips taxis take are empty, adding come coordination to the chaos might save quite a number of "wasted" miles, for instance when taxis go to the airport to wait for passengers or for prearranged passenger pick-ups. The website puts drivers of those empty taxis and potential clients in contact so the cabs don't run empty and the rider saves a few pounds on the fare. While an interesting idea, the website
doesn't seem to be not working right now.
[Source: Auto Plus