Spring and Verifone have teamed up to develop a system for New York taxis that give travelers the ability to pay with a credit card, GPS-based location and mapping, weather updates, national and New York City entertainment and city news
This partnership has resulted in equipping 6,600 NYC taxis with a real-time integrated payment and information system, powered by Sprint Mobile Broadband and Sprint Data Link to ensure secure credit card transactions.
The system features a Passenger Information Monitor with a 10.4-inch touch screen that enables passengers to review the fare, add a tip and pay by swiping a credit card through a reader or using “tap and go” contactless payment.
The system includes programming from several providers, including WABC-TV’s local news, AccuWeather, Reuters Business News, People.com, Disney Broadway, Zagat Survey and PMbuzz.com. It also features a GPS component that helps passengers quickly recover items accidentally left in cabs. Sprint and VTS plan to deliver a similar solution to taxis in Philadelphia, Chicago and Las Vegas.