Italy: TIM And Transit Agency To Expand Trial in Milan
Azienda Trasporti Milanesi, ATM, Milan’s bus and metro operator, along with TIM, held a small NFC trial late last year enabling riders to pay fares with their phone. The planned trial early in 2010 would expand on that smaller test. Eventually, customers will be able to buy and download transit passes and single tickets over the network and tap to use them to get where they are going, says ATM. The transit operator might later expand the trial to enable users to pay parking fares and small purchases in stations, such as coffee or snacks in vending machines.
TIM is insisting the transit application run on its SIM cards. It evaluated Nokia’s forthcoming 6216, which supports SIM-based applications, but passed on it.
* Trusted Service Manager: Defined loosely to include companies or other organizations securely distributing, provisioning and managing applications, generally over the air, on secure elements in NFC mobile phones; or licensing their platforms for this purpose.
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