Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC (CMT), the leading taxi technology provider in the United States, has announced the compatibility of its in-vehicle payment platforms with Apple’s Apple Pay Near Field Communications (NFC) wireless payment technology.
Based upon the same NFC infrastructure popularized by Visa payWave and Mastercard PayPass, Apple Pay allows passengers with credit cards registered with Apple Pay on their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices to pay for goods and services by simply “tapping” their iPhone to compatible Point of Sale payment terminals.
Leveraging the existing contact-less payment devices that CMT has already deployed into more than 35,000 vehicles across the United States, Passengers can now conveniently pay for their ride at the end of the trip with Apple Pay, avoiding the hassle of fumbling with wallets and credit cards as they move across the City.
Transactions benefit from the same PCI Level 1 security standards that CMT has certified to, along with the advanced security features inherent to Apple Pay. Supported markets include New York, Chicago,Boston, San Francisco, and more than 70 cities in which CMT is active.
Kevin French, Managing Director for CMT commented on the announcement, “The payment industry is experiencing unprecedented innovation around the world, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this change.”
This announcement arrives on the heels of last week’s news release that Creative Mobile Technologies and Mobile Knowledge have joined forces to form the world’s largest taxi and for-hire-vehicle technology company.
Founded in New York City in 2005 by taxi industry leaders, Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC (CMT) provides more than 30,000 taxicabs in over 70 cities and 35 states with a variety of taxi technologies and enhancements including credit and debit card processing, media and advertising content, accessibility innovations, text messaging, interactive passenger maps, GPS, electronic trip sheets and back-office fleet management systems.
SOURCE Creative Mobile Technologies