In Paris, smartphones double as travel passes
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We’ve seen smartphone apps aiding journeys on public transport around the world, from basic route planning, predicting the next train and even connecting commuters with similar journeys. Now, Navigo is trialling a service in Paris that aims to make life easier for users of the metro and city buses, by putting travel passes on smartphones. Currently commuters swipe their Navigo card — equipped with Near Field Communication technology — to pay for journeys. But now France’s public transport authority, STIF, have announced plans to integrate the Navigo card with NFC-compatible smartphones, meaning commuters will soon be able to swipe their…
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