News about Parking and NFC.
April 17th, 2013
Wellington City Council in New Zealand is trialling the use of Snapper transit cards, which are also available on NFC phones, to pay for car parking. Around 50 pay and display machines can now accept...
April 16th, 2013
Finnish tag supplier NFC Netstore is to provide its Contact Point durable NFC tags to Deutsche Bahn for the rail operator's Touch&Travel national NFC ticketing scheme. Regional transportation operator RMV has already installed 25,000 of the new tags across the Frankfurt region.
April 12th, 2013
The New York City Department of Transportation is to pilot test PayByPhone's mobile payments system, which is already live in San Francisco, Miami, London and Vancouver, in an 18 block area of the Belmont Business...
April 10th, 2013
MacKay Meters has received EMV Level 1 Contactless Certification for the latest version of its Guardian Solo parking meter. "Meeting these standards clearly shows our customers that the Solo will behave consistently when accepting NFC...
March 26th, 2013
Drivers in Metz, France can now register online to get an NFC sticker that allows them to pay for their stay at a 2,100 place underground car park without a ticket or cash. When entering...
March 6th, 2013
"A town and city centre is only vibrant and thriving if people find a reason to go there", Guy Douglas of ATCM says. "NFC is a way of delivering an enhanced town centre offer, which can only be a good thing especially when the high street is hugely challenged by ecommerce."
August 2nd, 2012
Alaska Airlines is to install 320 BGR135 boarding gate readers, supplied by Access IS, which can be easily upgraded to support NFC. The airline was the first in North America to adopt 2D barcodes for...
May 30th, 2012
Global mobile payment transaction values are set to grow by 42% a year, say the analysts, but the market will be fragmented over the next two years and NFC payments won't hit the mass market until 2015.
May 28th, 2012
The trial is set to lead to "a wider nationwide transport roll out" to buses and trains in 2013, says the leading UK-based public transport operator which carries 2.5m Brits every day.
May 22nd, 2012
"With NFC technology, the mobile phone simplifies the passage of the flyer through the airport," says the CEO of the first airport in the world to pilot the use of NFC phones to improve the airline passenger experience.
May 21st, 2012
Drivers in Oakland, California can now pay for their parking by tapping their NFC phone on any of the city's on-street parking meters. After setting up an account with operator Parkmobile, drivers can immediately start...
April 16th, 2012
The British town of Tunbridge Wells has become the first in the UK to allow drivers to pay for their parking with an NFC mobile phone. For the service, stickers containing NFC tags have been...
February 24th, 2012
NXP is to showcase NFC applications from six partners at its booth at the Mobile World Congress next week: Part of the booth will be transformed into an NFC-based café. This, NXP partner Narian Technologies...
January 17th, 2012
4T Sverige, the joint venture company set up by Sweden's four mobile network operators, is to launch a mobile payments service that works with 97% of current phones and also provides support for NFC.
December 18th, 2011
All of the city's 30,800 parking meters are being equipped with NFC stickers that allow drivers to pay for parking with their NFC phones, get a reminder when their parking time runs out and add extra parking time wherever they are.
November 1st, 2011
Parking meters in Ottawa will accept payments from NFC-enabled smartphones starting in early 2012. Customers with credit card information stored in their NFC wallet will be able to tap their phone on a reader to...
September 12th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more...
September 12th, 2011
The Cityzi NFC mobile payments service will go live in the city of Strasbourg on 17 October.