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5G edge computing in a post-GIGO world

There are many who would dispute the notion that we are living in a post-GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) world. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that the ubiquitous Internet of Things (IoT) has created a digital tsunami of valuable data generated by a wide range of devices, systems and IoT endpoints such as vehicles, wearables, smartphones […]

Let’s take a closer look at Rambus’ Data Warehouse

Rambus Data Warehouse The Rambus Data Warehouse allows operators to unlock the full value of data generated by smart transport schemes. Essentially, information is collected in a single, central database where trends in passenger travel, patterns of purchase and usage can be easily analyzed and displayed across multiple dashboards and reports. Insights gleaned from smart […]

Contactless in London: One billion journeys and counting

Contactless in London UK transport officials confirm that London’s transport network has seen more than one billion pay-as-you-go journeys made by contactless payment cards, with the new payment option “substantially changing” the way customers pay for their travel around the city. “The landmark figures show that, on average, two million journeys are now made using contactless […]

Mobile payments on the Beijing Metro

Masha Borak of TechNode reports that the Beijing Metro has begun promoting the use of mobile payments on the Fangshan Line which runs through the south of the city. As Borak notes, Beijing has beaten New York, where local authorities plan to introduce NFC-enabled subway payments by 2018. “The lack of NFC technology on most […]

HCE and the evolution of smart travel ticketing

Earlier this month, Director of Nevis Technologies David Braddock penned an article about the evolution of smart travel ticketing for EuroTransport. As Braddock notes, smart card-based ticketing has successfully provided a convenient way to travel with the ability to simply tap and go. “[However], with smartphones becoming a key component of our everyday lives, the […]

Are in-flight mobile payments ready for takeoff?

Kristian Gjerding of MobilePaymentsToday recently penned an article about the future of in-flight mobile payments. More specifically, Gjerding cites a new CellPoint Mobile-commissioned survey that found “raised-on-mobile travelers” increasingly expect in-flight mobile payment capabilities to purchase products and services as they travel. “It’s clear that airlines see more revenue potential from the growing number of […]

Contactless Intelligence talks smart ticketing with Rambus

Stephen McSpadden, a Senior Product Manager at Rambus, recently sat down with Contactless Intelligence to discuss the future of smart ticketing. According to McSpadden, transit Host Card Emulation (HCE) is now a reality, with real world trials ramping up in the UK and around the world. “In the UK alone, Transport for the North have […]

Mobile wallets accounted for 90% of the total contactless transactions in the U.S.

A new report published by Juniper Research confirms that mobile wallets accounted for 90% of the total contactless transactions in the U.S. during 2016. In contrast, cards accounted for well over 90% of transactions by value in many European markets. Perhaps not surprisingly, many markets with a relatively well established contactless infrastructure have been seeded by […]

Boston Fed team tests mobile and digital wallets

Elisa Tavilla of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has penned a detailed white paper describing a mobile-digital wallet analysis project recently conducted by the financial institution. The project, which ran from June 2015 – May 2016, saw Boston Fed Team members conduct field research using iPhones and Android mobile phones to make proximity and […]

Going mobile with Rambus HCE Ticketing

The adoption of smart cards as an alternative to paper and magnetic stripe tickets continues to increase. Deployments such as Oyster in London and Octopus in Hong Kong illustrate the success of smart card-based ticketing systems for both transport operators and passengers. Despite the popularity of physical smart cards, the smart ticketing space is steadily […]

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