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New App Aims To Help Taxis Outmaneuver TNCs

Posted on August 27, 2015

Arro said it stands the best chance yet thanks to a partnership with Long Island City-based Creative Mobile Technologies, which controls the payment systems and video screens in about half of the city's 13,000-plus yellow taxis. This allows Arro users to hail cabs through messages sent directly to drivers through CMT's data terminals in the front of cabs. Uber drivers, by comparison, accept e-hails through smartphones mounted on their dashboards.
Arro said it stands the best chance yet thanks to a partnership with Long Island City-based Creative Mobile Technologies, which controls the payment systems and video screens in about half of the city's 13,000-plus yellow taxis. This allows Arro users to hail cabs through messages sent directly to drivers through CMT's data terminals in the front of cabs. Uber drivers, by comparison, accept e-hails through smartphones mounted on their dashboards.

NEW YORK -- Eighteen months in the making, a new smartphone application allows users to hail and pay for yellow and green taxi rides in New York City, mirroring a service that Uber already provides called UberT. But Arro's designers claim their app is faster, cheaper and more reliable than Uber's.

Arro, being beta-tested in 7,000 cabs and to launch in a couple of weeks, is gearing up for its big New York debut and hopes to eventually launch in other cities like San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Boston.

Crain's New York Business article here

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