The New Stuff

Square-mobile-payment

NYC Taxis in Square Mobile Payment System Pilot Program


Square mobile payment 279x300 NYC Taxis in Square Mobile Payment System Pilot ProgramThe Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) of New York City has given the go-ahead for Square Mobile Payment system to conduct a pilot program.

The approved pilot program will involve 30 NYC taxicabs (the city has a total of 13,237 taxis) and will run for one whole year. The taxis under the program will be installed with iPads in the backseat, replacing the Creative Mobile and Verifone Taxi TVs. Aside from the iPad, the drivers will also access an iPhone that is installed within their easy reach. The iPhone will help in processing credit cards, looking at traffic data and other types of information.

The initial proposal Square made was for 50 taxis and never mentioned the installation of iPads to replace the Taxi TVs. The iPads will be used for swiping credit cards but passengers can still use the iPad’s other functions – meaning they can use the iPad as is – accessing apps and games and location tracking.

The Square Mobile Payment system is a brainchild of Square. The company has created a stir because it has given away credit card readers that can be attached to smartphones. The company boasts of processing almost $2 billion a year in credit card transactions.  It also claims to have 8.2 million merchants using its service, with majority of them not accepting credit cards before.

Some have said that Square could help revolutionize credit card transactions and its pilot program in New York City is a firm step towards further expanding its reach. Square said that taxis in Baltimore, Portland, Orlando and San Francisco are already using the same system.

Recently Published

Dan Woods. Strategy Games. www.flickr.com. 13 May 2006
»

Getting to Know 3 of Japan’s Emerging Players in the Gaming Industry

...

messages
»

Understanding The World Of Disappearing Messages

Rebecca Sedwick was a 12 year old girl suffering at the hands of her ...

Facebook usage
»

Can Social Media Posts Be Used as Legal Evidence?

Millions of people are now communicating via the internet today and ...

wp-audio-player
»

Best Audio Plugins for WordPress

Incorporating an audio file in a blog is one of the best ways to ...

timesheet
»

Best Apps to Keep Track of Your Franchise Business

The use of digital technology has become so important in business ...

iphone-vehicle-diagnostic
»

The Apple Device App That Will Check Your Engine

You’re probably of the many daily tasks your smartphones can help ...

Image Source
»

How to Put Your E-Business in Order

With the way some people rave about doing e-business today, one ...

article image
»

Mobile Apps Are the Leading Source of Internet Connections

Since the release of the iPhone and the subsequent appearance of the ...

battery-hacks-aa
»

5 Tips to Extend AA Battery Life

AA batteries are among the most commonly used batteries in any ...