U.S.: Nokia and New York Transit Authority to Test Tag-based Ticketing

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Planned
New York
United States
40.72
-74.2
Launch: 
Dec 2011
Main Application: 
Transit ticketing
Mobile
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Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Planned
New York
United States
40.72
-74.2
Launch: 
Dec 2011
Main Application: 
Transit ticketing
Mobile Operator: 
N/A
Service Provider (application): 
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Long Island Rail Road) (Network-based ticket)
Merchants: 
N/A
Users: 
20
NFC Handsets: 
Nokia smartphones
TSM*: 
N/A
Other Vendors: 
NXP Semiconductors (NFC phone chip)

The pilot will involve 20 Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA, employees, who will be able to tap NFC tags with Nokia smartphones upon entering and exiting train stations on one commuter line o

NFC Times Take: 

The trial uses NFC’s tag-reading function to reduce the steps for what is basically a network-based ticketing transaction. But it’s the first trial of its kind believed to be held in the United States. Other tag-based ticketing projects have been launched in Germany and Austria. There have been other NFC transit-ticketing trials in the United States, and elsewhere, involving ticketing applications stored on secure elements in NFC phones. They use NFC’s card-emulation function. 

 

 

 

* Trusted Service Manager: Defined loosely to include companies or other organizations securely distributing, provisioning and managing applications, generally over the air, on secure elements in NFC mobile phones; or licensing their platforms for this purpose.
N/A: Not available or not applicable.
 
Last update: Oct. 2011
 

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