Pre-Covid, over 40%% of consumers surveyed used contactless payment daily or almost daily, most with a smartphone.  Today, that number is skyrocketing.  Uses for contactless technology beyond payment – public transportation, digital identity, unlocking and starting vehicle, access control – are growing fast as the “contactless lifestyle” catches on.  A recent ABI Research global survey sponsored by the NFC Forum shows that contactless technologies like near field communication (NFC) are surging as consumers look for convenient and secure ways to pay, unlock and connect with the world around them.  Watch the video.