Getting there: NFC authentication token in MaaS applications

This clear and easy-to-understand nine-page white paper sets out how NFC can meet the authentication goals in mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) applications, the different use cases and solutions available, and offers recommendations for how to best implement them.

NFC Forum logoIt provides examples from six specific use cases that demonstrate how NFC technology and NFC tags in particular can enable transport operators and related businesses to address security concerns and employ appropriate levels of authentication and authorisation for different forms of transaction throughout a customer’s MaaS journey.

The white paper lays out in detail how NFC tags can be used to enable MaaS solutions to accommodate retail purchases and allow users to purchase refreshments and other items during their journey via electronic know-your-customer functionality.

It goes on to explain how NFC technology supports online ticketing and inspection for bus services by enabling passengers to access a ticketing app by tapping an NFC tag at a bus stop and then authenticate their ticket via an NFC tag when boarding a vehicle.

A third use case illustrates how NFC tags can work in combination with a vehicle’s GPS system to support offline ticket inspection.

The white paper then describes three use cases for rail services, illustrating how NFC technology can be deployed in different scenarios to enable zone ticketing and inspection, online pay-as-you-go ticketing and inspection and offline pay-as-you-go ticketing. It also explains how the stages involved in each option work in practice.

‘Getting there: NFC authentication token in MaaS applications’ has been produced by the NFC Forum.

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