Read the passages below and summarize them using one sentence in not more than 75 words(30-35 words). Type your response in the comment section at the bottom of the screen. You have 10 minutes to finish each passage.Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage.
1.The taxi industry has a long history of being an early adopter of new technologies. Cabcharge, which was first established as a financial services provider for the taxi industry in 1976, has its credit facilities located in around 97% of Australian taxis. A number of other card payments systems have now entered the market for this service. In-car terminals are an efficient way to process taxi fares electronically and provide users with a receipt that can be used for accounting purposes and tracking lost property. The technology has also been adopted in Singapore and the UK.
All taxi networks in Sydney use a taxi dispatch system designed by a Melbourne-based company, MTDATA. The system manages the taking and dispatch of taxi bookings as well as allowing call centres to precisely track a taxi’s location and speed using GPS systems installed in each car. The dispatch systems facilitate networks to send bookings to other networks to ensure that passengers are serviced quickly and efficiently. The company, which was founded in 2003, now has operations in six countries including New Zealand and the Middle East.
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2.Sydney is in the grip of a housing affordability crisis. Not only does Australia’s biggest city possess some of the world’s most expensive real estate, it’s also going to need 725,000 new homes to cope with projected population growth over the next two decades. While the relentless rise in property values has been good news for some, it’s also created a range of unintended consequences for the city as a whole.
The failure of our housing market is widening the divide between older homeowners and a younger generation, which is either locked out of home ownership or pushed to the fringes of cities to seek more affordable rent, leaving them far from jobs and good transport. Fiscal incentives have also benefitted the haves instead of the have-nots, leading to a constrained supply of homes for those on low to middle incomes.
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