BOSTON (CBS) – A high-tech way to grab a cab? Now there’s an app for that.
You won’t need to whistle or raise your hand any more to hail a taxi in Boston with a new app called Hailo.READ MORE: 5 People Rescued After Boat Capsizes Near Lighthouse In Buzzards Bay
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports
The app works like a GPS by finding a customer’s location and then tracks the nearest participating cab driver.
The driver’s photo, name, cab number and phone number will show up on your screen.READ MORE: Connecticut Man Charged In Hit-And-Run With Tractor-Trailer That Injured Mass. State Police Lieutenant
And, if you happen to leave something in the cab after your ride, you’ll have a way to track down the driver.
The app is free to download, but there is a fee for each cab hailed.
All drivers can charge the fare to the passenger’s credit card using Hailo.MORE NEWS: 'It Means Celebrating Freedom': Communities Across Boston Celebrate 1st Juneteenth As National Holiday
The app is also used in New York, Chicago, London, Dublin and Toronto.