22 Oct Creative Mobile Technologies & Apple Pay
NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 – 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.” Mr. French continued, “CMT’s payment solutions allow our clients to offer their passengers the greatest flexibility when it comes to paying for their rides, including conventional credit cards, Chip & Pin cards, NFC payment, as well as Card-on-File payment through our growing suite of passenger Apps. Our continuing objective is to deliver the most affordable, fully integrated payment ecosystem for mobile transaction payments available to the For-Hire transportation industry.”
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 forhire- vehicle technology company.
About Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC (CMT) and Mobile Knowledge: 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. CMT has more than 8,000 units in New York City alone. CMT’s unique “for the industry, by the industry” business model has empowered taxi fleets and individual taxi operators throughout the country with customized solutions born out of the company’s deep roots in the taxi industry. CMT’s FREEdom Solution integrates all of the technology including dispatching, banking, and media components that has helped to bring the American taxi industry into a new era of efficiency and innovation. (www.cmtnyc.com)
On October 15th, 2014, CMT announced its consolidation with Mobile Knowledge forming the world’s largest taxi and for-hire-vehicle technology company. Mobile Knowledge will retain its brand and corporate identity as part of the transaction and will similarly continue to oversee and maintain its close support and sales relationships with its customers, with additional support and benefits available to it under the CMT corporate network.
Mobile Knowledge has been delivering innovative dispatch solutions to the For-Hire industry for more than 35 years, and is recognized throughout the world as a technology leader in Taxi, Sedan, Black Car and Paratransit transportation services. The Mobile Knowledge product portfolio includes enterprise-class software to automate call centers, and rugged, purpose-built in-vehicle computing platforms to connect with drivers and members. Mobile Knowledge’s dedicated engineers have integrated with a wide range of telephone systems, taximeters, wireless network technologies, and payment processors to provide the greatest degree of cross platform compatibility. (www.mobile-knowledge.com) ##
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