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China Opens First 3D Facial Recognition Metro Line in Shandong

“Metro Line 1 in Jinan City, Shandong Province has become the first in China to adopt 3D facial recognition technology. After uploading their facial information via an app for the metro line, passengers can simply face a device at the entrance and pass the turnstile within two seconds.  The error rate is said to be […]
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Uber Now Lets You Buy Transit Tickets in Denver

“Uber, which is days away from going public, has added in-app ticketing to its transit offering in Denver. This comes a few months after Uber first launched transit integration in the city . “For the first time ever, taking an Uber trip can mean taking public transit,” Uber Head of Transit David Reich said in […]
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Octopus Equips Hong Kong Taxi Drivers With NFC Payments

“Transit card issuer Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) has partnered with Hong Kong Taxi Council (HKTC) to provide local taxi drivers with the ability to use their NFC phone to accept payments for cab rides from Octopus card users. Drivers install Octopus App for Business on their NFC-enabled Android mobile devices to accept payments from customers […]
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OMNY, NY MTA Contactless Fare System, Begin Phase 1 Rollout May 31

“We are rolling out OMNY in phases. Starting on May 31, 2019, you can use OMNY onboard all Staten Island buses and at all subway station entrances on the 4, 5, and 6 lines between Grand Central-42 Street and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. All remaining bus routes, subway stations, and Staten Island Railway locations will be […]
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MetroRio Launches Contactless Transit Ticketing Payments in Brazil

“Brazilian transit operator MetroRio, which runs the Rio de Janeiro Metro, has begun the rollout of contactless payments in partnership with Visa , Banco do Brasil , Bradesco and Cielo , becoming the first transit operator in the world to use the new Visa Secure Access Module (SAM) technology as part of the project. The […]
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