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    Nokia sells Here to Audi, BMW and Daimler

    August 3rd, 2015

    Nokia has sold its mapping and location intelligence service Here to a consortium of automotive companies including Audi, BMW and Daimler. “The transaction values Here at an enterprise value of €2.8bn,” Nokia says. Here launched the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance (OMTA) to develop a global standard for NFC ticketing services last month.

    BMW offers contactless credit card that can unlock and start hire cars

    January 7th, 2015

    BMW has partnered with MasterCard to offer an NFC-enabled contactless credit card that makes it possible to hire, unlock and operate a BMW or Mini from a car rental fleet that has more than 2,800 vehicles… More

    BMW uses NFC for print advertising

    January 5th, 2015

    Car maker BMW has embedded NFC tags in a four-page advertisement for its i3 and i8 models in German magazine Spiegel Wissen. “Tapping a smartphone once on the advert instantly downloads the BMW i-app,” platform provider Tamoco explains. “Customers interacting with the print ad are directed to the most relevant content based on which operating system they use or how often they have tapped the ad previously.”

    Transcript: Apple VP Kevin Lynch and CEO Tim Cook show off how Apple Watch can be used beyond payments

    September 12th, 2014

    As well as using the device to make payments with the new Apple Pay mobile payment service, Apple Watch wearers will be able to use their smartwatch as a boarding pass and to unlock their… More

    Thales shows off airline seat with NFC

    April 14th, 2014

    Thales Group has unveiled its Immersive Business Class Seat, an airline seating concept that uses NFC to enable passengers to use their mobile phone to set their comfort and entertainment preferences before boarding. “The NFC… More

    NFC Forum adds members

    March 13th, 2014

    Xerox and Thinfilm have joined the NFC Forum as principal members. Nine companies have joined as associate members — Allion, Amotech, DigiCert, Ixxi, Korea Smart Card Co, PLDS, Seiko Epson, TrustPoint Innovation Technologies and TUV Rheinland. A further ten companies have joined as implementer members: AK Stamping, BMW, Elatec, NEC Tokin, Prestigio, Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics, Silicon Craft Technology, Sino-American Electronics (SAC), Sonim and Yulong.

    New Mini gets NFC key cap option

    March 5th, 2014

    Buyers of the new Mini F56 will be able to customize the design of their car key by choosing an official aftermarket ‘key cap’ that supports NFC and will be available from Mini dealers worldwide…. More

    BMW picks Smart-Tec NFC tags

    May 10th, 2013

    Car maker BMW is using tags supplied by Smart-Tec in two NFC-enabled accessories, the NFC Smartphone Holder and the BMW Car Hotspot LTE, the Munich-based custom tag specialist reports. The NFC Smartphone Holder is designed to… More

    BMW uses NFC car keys to open hotel room doors

    April 23rd, 2012

    The luxury car maker has worked with hotel key card specialist VingCard to develop a way for drivers to book a hotel room from their car, download their room key to an NFC-enabled car key and receive special offers available just to BMW drivers. More

    Poken moves to Silicon Valley with $2m investment

    March 16th, 2012

    NFC gadget and marketing platform provider Poken has announced a US$2M investment round led by Swisscom Ventures and Credit Suisse. The company provides a platform that organisations can use to enable customers to connect online with… More

    RIM shows Porsche 911 with NFC at Mobile World Congress

    February 28th, 2012

    A Porsche 911 that features NFC pairing functionality is on show at the BlackBerry stand at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. For the demonstration, an NFC tag has been integrated into the vehicle, allowing… More

    World’s top auto makers to work on putting NFC in cars

    March 18th, 2011

    Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen have joined Nokia, Samsung and others as founder members of the Car Connectivity Consortium with the aim of developing common standards for connectivity between handsets and vehicles. More

    Morpho announces NFC key fob that connects to any WiFi phone

    Morpho announces NFC key fob that connects to any WiFi phone

    February 15th, 2011

    A new NFC-enabled key fob has been developed by Morpho and Simlink, hot on the heels of a white paper from German car manufacturer BMW outlining its vision for an NFC-enabled ‘car key of the… More

    NFC news in brief • 11 Oct 2010

    October 11th, 2010

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: First Osaifu-Keitai smartphone • Antenna designer broadcasts Samsung success • St Petersburg metro test • NFC is key to BMW’s Connected Drive • NFC Forum’s new member • Gauthier moves to PayPal • Toro and Collis partner up • and more… More

    CES 2009: NFC competitors and enablers on display

    CES 2009: NFC competitors and enablers on display

    January 12th, 2009

    There wasn’t much to see in the way of mainstream NFC developments at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show — but some interesting potentially competitive technologies and enabling solutions made the massive Las Vegas event worth casting an eye over. More

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