Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
Welcome to the Nanjing Open Chat

Discuss anything pertaining to international living in Nanjing.

TOPIC: Cameras in Taxis

Cameras in Taxis 2 years 3 months ago #23672

While not news for some, it might be for others. Cameras in taxis in Nanjing. Personally I have no problem with it. I have more problems with bull sht drivers than they have with me I think. I welcome the idea of cameras in taxis, although I think very little change will come of it.

www.echinacities.com/china-media/china-s...-a-violation-of.html
  • mach5
  • mach5's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 780
  • Thank you received: 53
  • Karma: 22
Last Edit: 2 years 3 months ago by mach5.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Cameras in Taxis 2 years 3 months ago #23673

mach5 wrote:
While not news for some, it might be for others. Cameras in taxis in Nanjing. Personally I have no problem with it. I have more problems with bull sht drivers than they have with me I think. I welcome the idea of cameras in taxis, although I think very little change will come of it.

www.echinacities.com/china-media/china-s...-a-violation-of.html

I think surveillance of citizens is becoming part of normal life in most modern countries. Example: according to the BBC website, there are up to 4.2m CCTV cameras in Britain - about one for every 14 people.

From that article:
The report coincides with the publication by the human rights group Privacy International of figures that suggest Britain is the worst Western democracy at protecting individual privacy.

The two worst countries in the 36-nation survey are Malaysia and China, and Britain is one of the bottom five with "endemic surveillance".

Conclusion: cameras in taxis in Nanjing? I'm surprised to hear that's a new thing.
  • Anil
  • Anil's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Alpha male
  • Posts: 904
  • Thank you received: 24
  • Karma: 26
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Cameras in Taxis 2 years 3 months ago #23674

I wrote an article about a guy in Japan a few years ago that used to drive through the city using scanning equipment to detect bugs and hidden cameras. When he a found a bank or major business with an infestation, he's offer to 'clean the facility' for a fat fee.

He told me that hidden cameras were in 90% of all hotels in Osaka (even the 5-star ones). I bet it's the same here in Nanjing. :thinking:
  • Anil
  • Anil's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Alpha male
  • Posts: 904
  • Thank you received: 24
  • Karma: 26
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Cameras in Taxis 2 years 3 months ago #23675

Interesting. Who is it there to protect though? Drivers or Passengers?

I didn't think taxi crime was a big enough problem that such a thing would be necessary. :dunno:
  • Danny Invincible
  • Danny Invincible's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Senior member
  • Posts: 115
  • Thank you received: 2
  • Karma: 0
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Cameras in Taxis 2 years 3 months ago #23687

What kinds of problems do you have with bullshit drivers? I foresee myself using taxis much more commonly in my future.
  • balthisar
  • balthisar's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Aristocrat
  • Posts: 183
  • Thank you received: 12
  • Karma: 2
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Cameras in Taxis 2 years 3 months ago #23695

Actually, the nation with the highest ratio of surveillance cameras to population is.....



<<<drum roll>>>

England.
  • Flyingifr
  • Flyingifr's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Newbie
  • Posts: 13
  • Karma: -2
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Cameras in Taxis 2 years 3 months ago #23696

I just realized Nanjing is about the only city in China where I have never been cheated by a taxi-driver.
  • Erik749
  • Erik749's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 624
  • Thank you received: 15
  • Karma: 20
If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Cameras in Taxis 2 years 3 months ago #23697

Luck of the draw. My son took a taxi from Nanjing Railroad station to Xianlin and the cabbie tried to go via the airport.
  • Flyingifr
  • Flyingifr's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Newbie
  • Posts: 13
  • Karma: -2
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Cameras in Taxis 2 years 3 months ago #23726

not only the camera, there's also a hidden microphone in the meter, they sent the video and audio back in real time, so don't talk important things in the cab!
  • MichaelSun
  • MichaelSun's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Board deity
  • Posts: 535
  • Thank you received: 7
  • Karma: -12
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Moderators: mach5
Time to create page: 0.192 seconds

Site activity