Saturday, March 17, 2007

Vodafone and Deutsche Bahn to develop m-ticketing system

A quick update on NFC being used in the German transport system, this time in English.

Finextra: Vodafone and Deutsche Bahn to develop m-ticketing system:

Vodafone is teaming with German rail operator Deutsche Bahn to develop and implement a mobile phone-based electronic ticketing and payment service called Touch&Travel.

Passengers signed up to the service will be able to use mobile phones embedded with near field communication (NFC) chips in place of paper tickets.

Passengers will be required to tap in and out of the Touch&Travel system by pointing their mobile phones at 'touchpoints' located on rail platforms and bus stops at the start and end of their journey.

And a similar article Cell Phones as Train and Bus Tickets from wireless developer network.

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