Korea Smart Card announced that it has launched myTown Taxi, which is a mobile call taxi service, in New York and New Jersey in early October. The company set up T-money America, its first overseas subsidiary, two months ago to support this end.
This service is a combination between the existing Town Taxi service and an application for directly connecting taxis with customers for greater convenience and promptness. It is different from Uber in that the application is mounted on taxis, not private vehicles, and is free from legal controversy. Also, any customer who sets his or her regular base or taxi company can use its cars preferentially and find lost articles immediately via communication with the base.
Korea Smart Card is planning to expand the service to all major U.S. cities. It added that an increasing number of Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines and Thailand are showing interest in myTown Taxi.