App to E-hail Yellow Cabs Launches in N.Y.

NEW YORK (AP) -

A service that allows passengers to use an app to electronically hail yellow cabs has officially launched.

Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday that cab riders can now e-hail a ride through the company’s taxi app at no charge.

Last week, a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed mainly by livery cab owners, allowing a city plan to experiment with the e-hailing system to see whether it leads to a dearth of cabs or other problems.