Touch&Travel adds to smart media mix

von Mach, Stefan
February 2010
Railway Gazette International;Feb2010, Vol. 166 Issue 2, p33
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the mobile phone ticketing project in Germany. The Touch&Travel concept, based on Near Field Communication and post-paid billing, was first tested by Deutsche Bahn (DB) in February-August 2008. T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone are the three mobile phone operators involved in the trials. The aim of DB's field testing is to prove that mobile technology can cope with the rigours of mass-market e-ticketing. Particular focus is given to the expanding coverage of the project. 2011 is the expected nationwide roll-out of Touch&Travel.


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