Alipay adds support for NFC mobile payments

Two NFC phones being tapped together to make a payment

Alipay, China’s leading mobile payments provider and the pioneer of QR mobile payments, has launched a new service that adds support for NFC contactless payments, marking the first time the technology has been adopted by a major player in the world’s largest mobile payments market... More

Evian pilots mineral water refill stations at Wimbledon

Evian mineral water refill station at Wimbledon

Sports fans attending this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament can purchase a QR refill pass that gives them the ability to refill their water bottle at any of a number of Evian mineral water refill stations located around the All England Lawn Tennis Club, rather than buying their mineral water in a plastic bottle or using a free tap water refill station... More

Athens to run multimodal mobility-as-a-service pilot

Transport for Athens (OASA), the company that operates metro, tram, trolleybus and bus services in the Greek capital, is to upgrade its automated fare collection system to allow boarding with bank cards and mobile devices and to support multi-modal mobility-as-a-service ticketing... More

Gridserve opens contactless electric vehicle forecourt at Gatwick Airport

Sustainable energy provider Gridserve has opened an electric vehicle charging station at London’s Gatwick Airport that combines thirty vehicle charging bays with a convenience store that uses Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and a Costa Coffee outlet that allows drivers to pre-order and pay for a coffee that can then be delivered to their charging bay... More

Baylor becomes first ‘Big 12’ US university to roll out NFC student IDs

Baylor University in Waco, Texas has become the first of the ‘Big 12’ group of US universities to introduce NFC mobile credentials, enabling students living in on-campus residential halls to unlock their rooms, enter dining halls, make retail dining purchases, check out library materials, and access other campus services with the tap of an Android or iOS smartphone or smartwatch... More