Pay for the bus with the smartphone? In London you can

Pay for the bus with the smartphone? In London you can

London continues to make great strides in the field of technology. At the heart of British investments this time there are the typical red double-decker buses. This is the project of contactless payment that will allow to pay for the bus through credit cards and smartphones. This will involve the installation of NFC readers (Near field communication, the technology behind the system) on the means of transport. The new technique starts from an ordinary credit card, debt or purchase, authorized to execute transactions in proximity of the readers. In addition to this, the payment may be carried just through the smartphones equipped with chips NFR.

With these systems you can pay bus routes and very soon also the subway and other public transport. The chip can also be implanted in the Oyster card, card commonly used by Londoners for the public transport, and it will enable the development of services and applications without licensing requirements.

During start up, will be possible to purchase single route at a reduced price in order to encourage the adoption of the new technology. Obviously, this phase will be long because the cards in circulation in England are over 30 thousand, not counting smartphones. Some difficulties were encountered in harmonizing the payment services of the banks that support the project. In any case, the British city is the first to adopt this service, one hopes that soon follow the same path other European cities.

Now with the phone you really can do everything: check your position and that of another person, listen to calls and read text messages to another phone, even hear what is happening around it; all this with the installation of advanced software Endoacustica. If one day the method of payment via smartphone to be extended to any commercial form, we can really say that without its you cannot live!

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