Ethiopian government adds health records to contactless cards

Members of the Ethiopian government who have agreed to add health records to contactless cards

Residents of Ethiopia will be among the first in Africa to be able to acquire a dedicated contactless health card that stores their digitised medical data — including their Covid-19 vaccination records — and enables them to make that data available to healthcare professionals without needing an internet connection to access online databases... More



Global shipments of contactless payment cards top 2bn in 2021

Contactless card being tapped on payment device

The total number of contactless payment cards and modules shipped globally exceeded 2bn for the first time and accounted for more than three-quarters of the overall total of 2.63bn smart payment card and module shipments during 2021 (76%), according to figures released by the Smart Payment Association (SPA)... More


Transport for NSW to pilot Opal+ Mobility-as-a-Service app

Transport for NSW Opal Plus Mobility-as-a-Service app showing journey planner

Transport for NSW is to officially launch the digital version of its Opal transit card that enables passengers to pay fares by tapping a reader with their NFC smartphone or smartwatch and to begin trialling a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) app that will let users plan, book and pay for multimodal journeys across both private and public transport services... More



In-car contactless parking payments roll out in the US

Woman giving commands to Alexa with speech bubbles

Drivers in the US can now find, reserve and pay for parking at some 75,000 off-street locations across the country from their vehicle simply by saying “Alexa, find parking nearby” or by instructing the virtual assistant to find parking at a specific destination... More