Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 09:07

iPad to do a test drive with NY taxis

Written by Nedim Hadzic

apple ipad logo

Enclosed and equipped with credit card swiper

Mobile payments network Square has announced a new platform via which New Yorkers will pay for their rides – wait for it – the iPad. Yes, I know you read it in the title, but I just love doing the ‘wait for it’ part. 

The new platform consists of an iPad enclosed in a black case with a credit card swiper. The iPad will display a map of New York, current location, fare and route of travel.

The most convenient however is the fact that passengers can swipe their card at any time during the ride. This means no waiting at the end of the ride and no written signatures, since the iPad will allow you to sign its screen and have the receipt delivered via email or SMS.

The system is internally being referred to as Checker and it is expected to boost the quality of service and productivity at the same time, especially since Checker will deposit the money into taxi drivers’ accounts the next day. The initial run will include 30 taxis.

It is said that the drivers will also be given iPhones, which will enable adding toll fees and messaging with dispatch. [What about tips? Ed.]

More here.

iPadNYTaxi

Last modified on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 09:29
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments