LINE launches taxi service in Japan
MANILA, Philippines – Messaging service LINE is bringing an Uber-like service to its application in Japan by launching a taxi service in Tokyo this week, along with plans for nationwide expansion.
VentureBeat reports the LINE Taxi service is available within the primary LINE application, with drivers and cabs provided by Nihon Kotsu.
Nihon Kotsu is one of Japan's largest taxi companies with over 3,000 cabs in Tokyo alone and 23,000 around the country.
LINE will be using its mobile payment system LINE Pay to process transactions, connecting LINE accounts with a credit card to make digital payments via their phones.
While the affiliated services of such a system are limited right now, LINE Taxi's growth may spur more people to connect pay via LINE for convenient taxi cabs, as well as other products and services in the future. – Rappler.com
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