It’s happened countless times to dozens of travelers, jumping in a cab after a tiresome flight, daydreaming about the comforts of a hot shower followed by a cozy bed, only to discover they’re without enough cash to pay the fare. Ordinarily the cabbie would be securing the locks and detouring to the nearest police station, but that’s no longer necessary thanks to Amos Tamam, a former electrical engineer who invented the system of allowing cabs to be able to take credit cards for cab fare.
Amos Tamam was a classic American success story, he arrived in the United States from Israel in the early 1980’s with nothing but his electrical engineer training; he got into the cab business and eventually with diligence and determination made his way up the corporate ladder, from servicing cabs to ultimately becoming CEO of Veriphone Transportation Systems Inc.
Advances like this by Amos Tamam make a huge impact on so many levels, and are inspirational to novice innovators looking to make a change for the better as well as for our daily convenience.
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