It can't guarantee that you won't get Rev. Jim Ignatowski behind the wheel, but a new Bing Maps app can help take the guesswork out of calculating how much that next cab ride will cost.
The Taxi Fare Calculator — an entry in the King of Bing Maps contest — takes advantage of a major city's regulation of taxi fares to calculate the approximate fare from point A to point B. The app factors in a cab's initial charge, per-mile charges, and any wait time charges; tips, though, are not included in the calculated total.
While we applaud the general idea, we also question the need for one more app to be downloaded — why not make it a web app that anyone can use?
[Via Ars Technica]