New York City has selected the Nissan NV200 as its vehicle of choice for its future cab fleet. The minivan was chosen for its overall interior size, durability and gas mileage. The new model will roll out in 2013, with Nissan testing 6 electric cabs at the beginning of next year. In other news, creating super-cheap computers for children is the goal of the non-profit, Raspberry Pi Foundation. The group claims it can build a $25 dollar computer that’s about the power of an iPhone 3G. The computer runs a fully functional version of Linux and only requires a USB keyboard and mouse to run. And finally, San Francisco is testing a program that lets people find parking spots using their iPhone. Wireless sensors embedded in the street and city parking garages monitor whether the spots are occupied. The city warns not to use the app while driving.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 9, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).