Qatar’s Mowasalat public transport service recently launched a new smartcard system for use on its buses.
ID News Archive for November, 2010
South Africa’s ABSA bank recently selected Oberthur Technologies to be the supplier for its first prepaid smartcard program.
Canadians buying a coffee or breakfast at a Tim Hortons restaurant will now be able to pay using smart plastic cards that eliminate the need for correct change.
A recently implemented smartcard program aims to help New Zealanders save money on gas.
A plastic card vendor recently finalized an order of 1.1 million smartcards and 2,500 EFT point-of-sale devices from banks in Uzbekistan, ITWeb reports.
The city of Kuwait is considering a move to a new smartcard system that could save it millions of dollars in funds while helping officials improve security.
The European ATM Security Team has found evidence of a new wave of skimming attacks threatening consumers using magnetic-stripe based debit cards on the continent, Computerworld reports.
Queensland, Australia recently announced a $1.2 million state-funded plan to upgrade smartcards to make regional travel easier for senior citizens. The new Senior + Go card essentially puts the two plastic cards together into one function, the Brisbane Times reports.
Passengers on Taiwan’s train and subway lines have to deal with an inefficient payment method, forcing them to use multiple plastic cards to store funds and pay fares depending on which line they are riding. As a result, Focus Taiwan reports, passengers could travel to a destination using one payment card, and have to use an entirely different card to return home by another route.
Throughout the world, ski resorts have been increasingly using RFID technologies embedded in plastic cards to serve patrons, creating a number of programs to support customers through lift tickets. Sophisticated options go as far as including bank account information on plastic ID cards.