Hong Kong taxis accept Octopus soon!

With the mobile payment battle heating up in Hong Kong, the taxi market has come under renewed focus with almost all key players seeking to tap into the largely unoccupied segment.

The e-payment systems operators are, however, aware that they have a big task on their hand in getting the taxi drivers to change their habits and shift to a cashless mode.

Convincing the cabbies to shed their apprehensions about new fare settlement methods requires a multi-pronged approach, including convincing the drivers about the benefits of new technologies.