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Stories related to ‘taxis’

Hailo Taxi App up for NY TLC Approval

Hailo Taxi App up for NY TLC Approval

NYers may soon be able to track their cabs with app called Hailo, according to The New York Post. The app, which has been approved for use in Toronto and London is now before the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission for official approval. They've recently received millions in funding from [Full Story…]

NYC #Cabs Made More Accessible for #VisuallyImpaired

NYC #Cabs Made More Accessible for #VisuallyImpaired

A new bill passed by NY City Council requires cabs be equipped with a device that reads aloud fares, extra charges and instructions for paying by credit cards. The device gives visually impaired people an accurate assessment of the fare. Councilmember Jimmy Vacca (D-Bronx) said, “A blind person has [Full Story…]

NY Taxi and Limousine Commission Considers a Taxi Hailing App

NY Taxi and Limousine Commission Considers a Taxi Hailing App

The NY Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is reviewing several proposals for apps that would allow riders to digitally hail taxis with their smartphones. The city requested the apps in March and received at least two responses from app developers, according to the New York Post. Get Taxi USA, one [Full Story…]

NYers Can Now Complain About a Taxi Driver via Smartphone While Viewing a Verifone Tablet

NYers Can Now Complain About a Taxi Driver via Smartphone While Viewing a Verifone Tablet

A new app developed by the tech firm, Y INTERACT, allows taxi riders to report complaints via smartphone by either entering the cabbie's medallion number or taking a photo of it. The reports are promptly sent to the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Number one on the list for top complaints for cab [Full Story…]

NY Taxis Add Smartphone Shopping Tech During #FashionWeek

NY Taxis Add Smartphone Shopping Tech During #FashionWeek

During NY Fashion Week, which starts this Thursday, taxi passengers will be able  buy beauty products with a swipe of their smartphone. According to The Wall Street Journal, the new technology will be test driven in 50 cabs.  Riders who want to make a purchase have to download a free app and hold [Full Story…]

NBC to Begin Partnership with VeriFone for NY Taxis on January 1

NBC to Begin Partnership with VeriFone for NY Taxis on January 1

Starting January 1, all NY taxis that operate through the electronic payments company VeriFone will switch from showing ABC programming to NBC programming on the TV sets found in the backseats of most NY cabs. According to the AP,  the cabs that do not run on VeriFone's system (and instead use [Full Story…]

Taxi TV Providers Listen to NYers Complaints

Taxi TV Providers Listen to NYers Complaints

Taxi TV providers Creative Mobile Technologies and VeriFone Media have taken into account quieter rides for NY cab passengers by providing new features on the screens in the backseat that include: lowering the default volume, relocating the volume button, providing a quick tutorial on how to find [Full Story…]