Amos Tamam is the CEO of the super successful Verifone Transportation Systems Inc. After he came from Israel to the USA in the 1980s, he planned on a fresh start. Just after arriving, Amos Tamam began to repair taxicabs, in New York City, and has never stopped or looked back. Blessed with an uncanny ingenuity, he was able to develop products that solved problems within the taxi industry.
Among his latest technological inventiveness has been the installation of credit card machines in taxicabs in New York. Now isn't that amazing? Thanks to Amos Tamam, taxi fares can be paid through your credit cards.
In addition to the credit card system, GPS (global positioning systems) are being attached to every car with the monitors to ensure that the passengers are well aware of their positions and also the featured news. With the on-board Verifone technology, touch screen monitors will also provide weather, sports, local news and traffic information.
"This program was completed back in March 2007," Amos Tamam said. "As the public is becoming more and more aware of it, we're seeing a steady increase in transaction volume every month."