Small Design Detail – Darren Lee

Movie title: Freejack (1992)

A small design decision that I noticed in a transitioning scene is that the taxis look different in the future (2009 supposedly in the movie). These taxi-vehicles look like some tuk-tuks (like those in Thailand) where the the vehicle operates with 3 wheels only. Unlike the tuktuk we see on the streets, the driver is exposed to the elements of the weather but the passengers would be safe within a sheltered area. The ‘taxi’ sign still remains on top of the vehicle but nowadays, ride-sharing apps like ‘Uber’ or ‘Grab’ changed the concept of taxi entirely..

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