I understand that this is only half serious but could you imagine?
“Sometime early this year, New York City’s taxi and limousine commission will announce the winner of its “Taxi of Tomorrow” competition. A look at the three finalists confirms that they are all, as requested, “safe, fuel-efficient, accessible, durable, and comfortable.” They are also, well, dull. Allison Arieff spoke with the artist and inventor Steven M. Johnson, a self-described conjurer of “ludicrous” ideas, about the taxi of tomorrow. Here are a few of his ideas, some pragmatic, some dystopic, others clearly silly.”
Read up more about this at the NY Times.