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“I had that there wifi in the cab once!”

London’s classic black cabs will be able to offer free wifi access to passengers in the New Year after Transport for London (TfL) approved a project run by Tech City start-up EyeTease Media to provide in-vehicle connectivity according to technology news website V3.

London black cab
The London black cab – soon to come with wifi as well as an opinionated driver. Picture courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The system, called CabWifi, will allow passengers 15 minutes of free wireless access during a journey after they’ve endured a 15 second advertisement. CabWifi works by latching on to 3G and 4G signals and turning the cab into a wifi hotspot.

Cabbies will also be able to access the system with their own login so they can avoid using data connections for their phones when travelling around.