Xerox launches seamless, ticketless public transport smartphone payments
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Xerox is using the ITS European Congress to launch its Seamless Transportation Solution, a next-generation approach to secure ticketless public transport payment by smartphone. The launch follows a successful nine-month pilot of the technology with the local transport authority Valence Romans Déplacements (VRD), in the city and area of Valence, in south eastern France.
The system uses Near Field Communication (NFC) tags provided by Xerox and installed on the transport network. Users download the app to their NFC-enabled smartphone and register with Xerox Seamless to activate their account. To travel they simply tap their smartphone on any Xerox Seamless NFC tag. The solution is designed independently of SIM cards and is compatible with all mobile phone operators.