Tag: public transportation

Key Takeaway:  Should the NFC Forum Work To Improve Service Level Solutions in Bus Operations?

I recently spoke at a private seminar held for members of the Common IC Card for Bus Operations Association in Tokyo, Japan in my role as Chairman of the NFC Forum. About 40 people attended, most of whom were busRead more »

World’s Largest Public Transport Global Interoperability Event with NFC Mobile Devices Held In Berlin

Laurent Sourgen, Officer and Board Member of the NFC Forum Presented Keynote Address Berlin, Germany, in the heart of Western Europe, was the site of the world’s largest global RF interoperability demonstration between public transport fare management infrastructures and NFC mobile devices including public transportRead more »

NFC Public Transport:  From Vision To Reality Presentation Available For Download

By Transport SIG Co-Chairs Joerg Schmidt, Infineon and Cord Bartels, BSI. The NFC Forum Transport Special Interest Working Group recently released a presentation outlining the necessary steps to incorporate contactless standards using NFC technology for public transportation applications and other services. TheRead more »

NFC Forum Chairman Shares Thoughts on HCE and Looks For Feedback: HCE Advantages, Challenges and Developing Standards

I was reminded recently of the NFC Forum’s statement regarding Host Card Emulation (HCE) we issued in March, 2014. What jogged my memory was a discussion I had with the Executive Director of the NFC Forum Paula Hunter about her presentations at the Host Card Emulation (HCE) Summit in New YorkRead more »

Passenger Transport asked NFC Forum Executive Director Paula Hunter to provide some insight into the technology and what it means for public transportation.

Agreement Reached:  NFC Interoperability with Contactless Public Transport Infrastructures

Getting a new project off the ground is always more challenging than keeping a project already advancing moving forward. This truism is explained by the laws of physics — and business. That’s why I’m happy to report that the recentlyRead more »

APTA is All Aboard for NFC in Public Transport

With every day that goes by, adoption of NFC in public transport keeps growing. In just the past few weeks alone, New York State announced a plan to support NFC payments for the 11-million-user Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the UK Cards Association unveiled a framework to implement contactless payments , including NFC, nationwide onRead more »

As anyone who lives in a big city can attest, public transit can be something of a logistical pain. Delays and overcrowding issues aside, riders always need to make sure that they not only have their transit card handy, butRead more »

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the NFC Forum today announced an initiative that will enable the two organizations to jointly educate the industry on mobile Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies, including Apple Pay, to support the needs ofRead more »

The  American Public Transportation Association  (APTA) and the  NFC Forum  today announced a memorandum of understanding aimed at enabling the two organizations to educate the transit industry on near field communication (NFC) technologies. NFC has a broad range of uses, including public transit fare collection. InRead more »