Gemalto announced the development of a new transport solution enabling commuters to use their mobile phones as e-tickets in MIFARE DESFire infrastructures.
DESFire is an automatic fare collection technology which provides 3DES (Triple Data Encryption Standard) and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) cryptographic algorithms. To date, it has been deployed in 40 cities across the world.
According to Gemalto, the new solution will enable commuters to use their NFC mobile phone as an e-ticket, like any other contactless travel card, by storing ticket information on a phone’s SIM card.
The solution will also enable travelers the ability to recharge their transport tickets directly from their mobile phones.
Gemalto presenting the solution at the Mobile World Congress, 15-18 February 2010.