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Over 375,000 passengers use contactless payments on London Tube in a week

Over 375,000 passengers use contactless payments on London Tube in a week

By 25 September 2014

Transport for London has revealed that over one million passengers have paid for travel in the capital using their smartphones or contactless payment cards since London Underground started to accept the method. Of those, 375,000 have paid for Tube journeys... >>

Extreme future transport: Flying bikes, handheld jet engines, 85mph bicycles are already here

Extreme future transport: Flying bikes, handheld jet engines, 85mph bicycles are already here

By 19 May 2014

Getting around on anything less than a hoverboard will always be a let down. But with self-driving cars around the corner the future of travel is nearly upon us, at last. Recent creations make the future of travel look enjoyable, unlike self-driving... >>

London tubes next to accept contactless and smartphone payments instead of Oyster

London tubes next to accept contactless and smartphone payments instead of Oyster

By 22 April 2014

EE and Vodafone are in talks with Transport for London to allow commuters to use their NFC-enabled phones to pay for tube fares. London Underground ticket barriers are capable of reading the NFC chips in smartphones and contactless payment cards, much... >>

London buses now accept contactless payment, including MasterCard PayPass

London buses now accept contactless payment, including MasterCard PayPass

By 13 December 2012

PayPass, MasterCard's contactless payment system, is accepted on London Buses as, from today, you can pay for your fare with NFC transactions as well as Oyster cards. You can now use any contactless payment-enabled credit, debit or charge card on the... >>

How to use contactless credit and debit cards to pay on London buses

How to use contactless credit and debit cards to pay on London buses

By 12 December 2012

Transport for London has just mailed its registered users to pass on the good news that London buses will now accept contactless payments from debit and credit cards in almost exactly the same way as you can tap in with Oyster. So how does it work? Do... >>

Prototype electric bus can wirelessly recharge at every stop

Prototype electric bus can wirelessly recharge at every stop

By 4 December 2012

Utah State University in the US has demonstrated its prototype Aggie Bus, an electric transport vehicle that features inductive charging abilities. It can be charged automatically from powered plates in the ground, which could technically be installed... >>

London Underground won't be getting NFC until the technology speeds up

London Underground won't be getting NFC until the technology speeds up

By 11 July 2012

It seems NFC technology is unable to handle the hustle and bustle of London’s Underground service, after it failed to impress during an extensive trial. Despite Wi-Fi being introduced to underground stations in time for the London 2012 Olympics, using... >>


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