Heads of four leading public services and companies in France - Elisabeth Borne, Chairman and CEO, RATP; Guillaume Pepy, Chairman, SNCF Executive Board; Olivier Piou, CEO, Gemalto; and Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange - announced the creation of Wizway Solutions (subject to approval of all regulatory authorisations), a joint venture dedicated to developing contactless mobility solutions. The consortium is supported by France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs and Ministry for Transport.
Barcelona ist Spaniens zweitgrößte Metropole und laut Juniper Research eine der „Smart Cities 2015“. Das neue elektronische Zahlungssystem „T-Mobilitat“ für das öffentliche Verkehrsnetz soll die Mobilität in der Stadt weiter verbessern. Die Infineon Technologies AG liefert die Sicherheitschips auf Basis des Sicherheitsstandards CIPURSE™ für die „T-Mobilitat“-Infrastruktur. Diese umfasst chipbasierte Fahrkarten, die kontaktlos funktionieren, sowie entsprechende Entwerter.
Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, is launching the next generation of its UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIM, supporting multiple transport applications from different city networks by embedding the MIFARE4Mobile v2 application. This is the first globally interoperable solution on the market allowing the use of an NFC smart phone to work on all MIFARE Classic and DESFire transport networks such as the ones in Los Angeles, Stockholm, Madrid and many more.
OSPT™ Alliance, the international association which provides an open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions, has welcomed Setransp, a union of public transport operators based in the Brazilian city of Goiania, as an Associate Member. Setransp is responsible for transit fare collection for the city’s network service known as the Rede Metropolitana de Transporte Coletivo (RMTC). Its pioneering Sitpass automated fare collection (AFC) system has been in operation since 1998 and is now active in 1,400 buses across the region and has 1.1 million users.
Four founding member companies announced the formation of the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance, a one-of-a kind effort to develop global standards that would allow people to buy public transit tickets from a single app on their mobile devices in cities worldwide. The aim of the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance is to enable the vision of ‘Register once, travel anywhere’ by developing open, interoperable standards with payment vendors and transit operators.
Gemalto is supplying wristbands embedded with its Optelio Contactless Chip for NFC transport in Wuhan, China. The capital of Hubei province, Wuhan is one of the most populous city in central China with a population of over 11 million. For this pilot, Gemalto will preload these wristbands with the transit application, allowing users to ride buses and metro with a simple wave of their hand. It will also integrate a fitness tracker, enabling consumers to keep an eye on their day-to-day activities such as steps taken, distance covered, and sleep pattern. Consumers can perform balance check and account top-up through a smartphone application.