Tag: public transportation

JITI Public Transportation Seminar 2018 Explores Public Transportation in a Cashless Society

Recently, I accepted an invitation to present a keynote speech at the respected Japan International Transportation Institute’s ( JITI ) Improving the Convenience of Public Transportation in a Cashless Society Seminar in my role as Co-Chairman of the NFC Forum .  The seminar is scheduled for May 24th from 2 pm – 5 pmRead more »

NFC Forum Innovation Award Judges Share Thoughts on Industry and Trends

The NFC Innovation Awards are back! This year, the NFC Forum ’s awards will be judged by a team of 15 NFC industry leaders, analysts, and technology experts from all over the world. Judges will be reviewing submissions from this year’s applicants and selecting winners inRead more »

NFC Forum Releases “Accelerating Smart Travel” Infographic

Shows Road to Transport Industry of the Future; Highlights Customer Benefits The NFC Forum recently unveiled an infographic – “ The Mobile Revolution Accelerating Smart Travel ” – that represents another step forward in the harmonization of technical specifications in public transportation.  It expresses the NFCRead more »

Apple iOS 11 and Android Driving NFC Apps Market Forward at Faster Pace

Over the past month, the number of Near Field Communication (NFC) apps in Apple’s App Store has doubled as 28 new reader/writer apps have been released or updated. Apple saw its number of NFC-related apps increase from 26 to 54Read more »

Irish National Transport Authority Makes Leap Card Go Farther with NFC

For years, the transport needs of the Republic of Ireland have been served by a patchwork of public and private bus lines, light rail trams, and a national rail system. That nationwide network began to come together in 2011, whenRead more »

NFC-based Mobile Ticketing

  By Namrta Bangia, Associate Director, Global Mass Transit and NFC Forum Guest Blogger   Key takeaways from the VISIONFC Transport Summit NFC Forum organised the VISIONFC Transport Summit in June, 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The half-dayRead more »

What Hath Apple Wrought? Thoughts on Apple’s Recent NFC-related Announcement

Now that the hubbub around Apple’s recent IOS 11 announcement regarding NFC has died down a bit, I wanted to take a breath and give you my thoughts on its implications for the NFC ecosystem. Before I do that, pleaseRead more »

VISIONFC Transport Summit Tickets On Sale: Summit Speakers Revealed

  You’ll probably learn more in this half-day VISIONFC Transport Summit on June 20, 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam about mobile ticketing and public transportation in Asia than you did in all of last year. Don’t believe it? Check-out the list of presenters .Read more »

Three Questions With Juergen Boehler, NFC Forum Technical Committee Chair about the ISO/IEC 14443 Analog Parameter Comparison and Alignment white paper

What is the NFC Forum – ISO/IEC 14443 Analog Parameter Comparison and Alignment white paper all about? The NFC Forum – ISO/IEC 14443 Analog Parameter Comparison and Alignment white paper is a significant achievement. It is the result of a collaborative industry effort to lay some of the technical groundwork paving the way for public transport interoperability using NFC. Along with the NFC Forum,Read more »

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 »