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    Audi Q7 includes NFC tablet

    May 26th, 2015

    German car maker Audi’s new Q7 model features an NFC-enabled tablet, allowing passengers to transmit information and entertainment to and from their smartphones which can then be distributed throughout the vehicle. The Audi tablet uses the Android operating system and connects to the car’s MMI information and entertainment system via Wifi, allowing passengers to send a planned route to the driver’s navigation display, for example, or the driver can start a radio or media programme.

    Statue wafts fragrance with NFC

    November 18th, 2013

    A statue that emits a whiff of scent when an NFC phone is tapped to it has been installed in the French town of Grasse, a leading centre for the perfume industry. The statue, created by artist Marina Latta and students at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis’ MBDS department, also offers photos, African music and a video of Latta explaining the artistic style’s origins.

    News America Marketing rolls out NFC advertising in US stores

    July 30th, 2013

    Coupon publisher News America Marketing (NAM) is making NFC at-shelf promotions available to the majority of its 52,000 member retail network in the US, in partnership with NFC specialist Thinaire. The new SmartSource with NFC… More

    Wolfsoniana Museum adds NFC tags to exhibits

    March 12th, 2013

    The Wolfsoniana Museum in Genoa, Italy is offering visitors a more immersive experience with the addition of NFC and QR code tags to eleven of its artworks. By tapping an NFC smartphone to the tags or… More

    Sony shows PCS with NFC

    February 27th, 2013

    Sony is demonstrating a media centre that includes NFC functionality at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Personal Content Station PCS LLS-201 enables media to be transferred from a phone to the device with one touch of an Android NFC phone. The 1TB device was unveiled at the CES in January.

    MediaTek launches NFC controller that can support three secure elements

    January 15th, 2013

    “A possible usage scenario could be a dual SIM plus one microSD card configuration in one device,” the Taiwan-based chip maker says. “It’s a great way to empower ecosystem players to launch their NFC services right away by enabling more flexible business models.” More

    Spanish city to lend NFC phones to tourists

    April 17th, 2011

    Tourist information centres in the Spanish city of Caceres are to distribute Google Nexus S NFC phones to visitors, to allow them to access museums, receive promotional coupons and obtain information about the city’s sights. More