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World’s first remote control black cab drives into London

15 October 2011 No Comment

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The future is here. Images of Total Recall’s Johnny Cab abound as we take a glimpse of London’s first full-sized remote controlled taxi.

Brainchild of engineering wizard Dr. James Brighton, rather than competing with real-life taxi drivers, it marks the launch of “Driving Wars”, a brand new extreme driving show due to be shown on Dave on Wednesday, 19 October.

The team has apparently spent 2 months working on the cab, which is controlled via a hand-held console. “For a ‘gadget’ weighing just shy of 2 tonnes and capable of hitting 80mph, click-happy controllers will have a remarkable level of authority over steering control, forward and reverse gearing, a sensitive braking system and a fully proportional throttle.”

The aim of the game in driving wars is to invite the public to re-enact classic motoring moments from cinema, the RC element ensuring the drivers will avoid trips to casualty and possible death.

We’re thinking a re-enactment of the Blues Brothers police car crash scene might be nice – if the programme’s budget can stretch that far.

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World’s first remote control black cab drives into London originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:32:00 +0100

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