TITLE

Touch&Travel adds to smart media mix

AUTHOR(S)
von Mach, Stefan
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Railway Gazette International;Feb2010, Vol. 166 Issue 2, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
48457999

 

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