News stories featuring RATP:
November 11th, 2014
Paris area transport authority RATP has begun installing NFC tags at bus and tram stops in the Ile-de-France region to deliver real-time information and route maps to passengers’ smartphones. Developed in partnership with RATP subsidiary Ixxi, the service is due to be rolled out to 13,000 locations in the first quarter of 2015 and is also available via SMS and QR code for those without an NFC device.
March 20th, 2014
French public transportation operator RATP is adding NFC tags to all of its bus stops across Paris, enabling travellers to tap their NFC phone to get information about departure and arrival times. “This new technology has a lot more potential,” RATP told NFC World. “Thanks to it, our customers will have access to more information on their smartphone. No need for a specific app, any smartphone [that is] NFC compatible will be able to read the NFC tags.”
October 12th, 2011
Companies joining the NFC standards association include advertising agency Dentsu, handset makers HTC and ZTE, MNO payments joint venture Isis and, at board level, UK-based Barclaycard.
October 5th, 2009
GlobalPlatform has set up a Transportation Task Force with the aim of actively contributing to the evolution of smart ticketing solutions. Ultimately, the goal is to develop a standard travel media that will offer multi…
June 16th, 2009
From the end of next year passengers on the Paris Metro, local trains and the region’s buses will begin to be able to buy their tickets and get them validated using an NFC phone.
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