Google’s Ride Finder

My oh my how I am loving this arms race between Google, Yahoo, and Amazon. Google Labs is playing with an enhancement to Maps that plots the real-time position of a city’s cabs on the street grid. Here’s an example from around my building in Chicago. Plenty of other cities available too. Just more proof that flexible, open design almost always foments new innovation.

Now if you could only flag one of the cabs via the Maps interface it’d be perfect. Hear that, fleet operators?

[Via Gapers Block]