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NFC Drives Smart Mobility in Barcelona

MIFARE DESFire Drives Smart Mobility in Barcelona (Image: Barcelona ContactlessFull interoperability and additional service possibilities offered with new T-Mobilitat card

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM) will use MIFARE® DESFire® for their new mobility card, T-Mobilitat. Barcelona’s long-term ambition to become a self-sufficient and innovative city through progressive urban transformation is one-step closer with the new T-Mobilitat card, which will provide over 5.7 million inhabitants of the city with easy access to public transportation.

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China Mobile and Gemalto deploy NFC transport in Beijing

China Mobile and Gemalto deploy NFC transport in BeijingAs NFC ready reported in June, Gemalto has been selected by China Mobile to offer its UpTeq NFC Multi-tenant SIMs to protect consumer credentials used for mobile contactless applications​, starting with mass transit services in Beijing.

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Rio de Janeiro launches pilot for public transportation NFC ticketing

Rio de Janeiro launches pilot for public transportation NFC ticketing with smartphonesPartnership with mobile operators and smartphone supplier allows using mobile phone as a RioCard transit card and checking balances on the screen

Rio de Janeiro will be the first city in Brazil to launch a pilot program enabling mobile NFC ticketing for public transportation. This innovative initiative is a pioneering partnership between RioCard Tecnologia da Informação, Gemalto, Motorola Mobility and the country’s four leading mobile operators - Claro, Oi, Telefónica and TIM, supported by the GSMA. Two hundred users of buses, trains and ferries have been selected to collaborate with these companies in this three-month pilot, which is expected to conclude in December 2013.

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New NFC-Based Smart Paper Tickets for Singapore’s Public Transit System

Image: Identive$3.9 million contract awarded to supply NFC transit tickets over three years

Identive has collaborated with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore to design new smart chip-based transit tickets for the Southeast Asian country’s extensive rail network. TransitLink, as the LTA administrator, has awarded Identive a three-year contract valued at $3.9 million to supply the tickets, which include NFC chips from Infineon Technologies.

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Vancouver Goes Green with NXP's MIFARE-based Electronic Ticketing System

Compass Card (Image: TransLink)NXP has announced that Canada’s South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) has adopted its MIFARE technology platform for Vancouver’s public transport system.

Ranked among the world´s top 5 cities of Mercer´s Quality Living Ranking for four years, Vancouver is pursuing a Green City Plan to address urban challenges including the optimization of transportation over a 30 year period. To achieve its Green Transportation goal of accomplishing 50% of all trips by foot, bicycle or public transportation, Translink asked US systems integrator Cubic to create an efficient, secure and future-proof transit system powered by NXP’s MIFARE technology.

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