Electronics giant launches new taxi-hailing app

Sony launches a taxi service in Tokyo

Electronics giant launches new taxi-hailing app. Source: sony.co.jp

According to its official website, electronics giant Sony launches its S.RIDE taxi service in Tokyo.

The service is a joint venture between Sony, its payment services subsidiary and five licensed taxi companies in Tokyo.

The ride-sharing services with unlicensed vehicles are illegal in Japan, so the new service will serve as a platform to connect a passenger with one of the 10,000 licensed taxis.

Users will be able to register a credit card in advance with the S.RIDE application to make online payments for their future rides. Moreover, passenger can pay for a ride with a simple QR code scan,

However, no information is provided on whether the service will be rolled out overseas.

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