Streamline LTD, Kent’s oldest and largest supplier of taxis, has launched its new Scan, Click & Go service.
The first of its kind, Scan, Click & Go enables customers to simply scan a quick response code (QR) at venues in and around the town to book their car.
Within seconds a SMS is returned to the user confirming the booking and vehicle details.
“It is the first time any such technology has been used in the region to book taxis and is a much needed advance in technology,” a press release from the company reads.
Here in the U.S., mobile technologies are similarly taking the transportation industry by storm.
As MMW reported last month, the team at PayAnywhere is bringing national attention to some regional news that could soon be a coast-to-coast phenomenon wherever there is a need for taxi cabs.
New legislation in Washington D.C. is causing taxi companies in the area to rethink how they accept credit and debit card payments and PayAnywhere is stepping up to help.
airsMobile Inc. recently announced its partnership with USA Cabs, resulting in the first install of TaxiRadar, a next generation E-hail and smart meter taxi system designed in response to the new DC taxi commission regulations.
According to a post on PayAnywhere blog, “TaxiRadar leverages the PayAnywhere API to enable in-app mobile payments via credit or debit card, completing the smart meter and secure credit card payment experience.”
With TaxiRadar, not only will passengers be able to see the GPS location of available taxis in real-time and to hail one with one simple touch, but they will also experience the benefit of being able to pay with plastic, now a required capability mandated by the new D.C. Taxi Commission (DCTC) regulations.