CONTACTLESS MICROCHIPS: THE NEW FACE OF AUTOMATIC FARE COLLECTION

Contactless smart card technology consists of connecting an existing microchip to a radio antenna embedded in the card body. Compliance with ISO standards on size, thickness and position of the microchip is not affected since the format is the same as that of a credit card such as Visa. In some cases, contact and contactless technologies exist side by side, enhancing performance and potential application. Advantages such as smoother traffic flows, low equipment maintenance costs and enhanced security are discussed in this article.

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  • Accession Number: 00797406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2000 12:00AM