By Chris Scott Barr
There’s nothing quite like going to a city where you’re going to need a cab. Sure, if you’ve lived in one of these areas and dealt with the cab fares, you probably know what you’re getting yourself into. However, if such things are a rarity, you can get surprised by your fare, and spend more money than you had originally planned. If you want to be a smart traveler, Bing can actually help you out with this.
A new feature recently added to Bing Maps is the ability to roughly calculate taxi fares. All you need to do is search for directions as usual, then use the Taxi Fare Calculator tool. It takes into account the initial charge, mileage and even projected wait times. I rarely have a desire to use anything besides Google Maps, but this feature certainly makes Bing Maps look rather appealing.