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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
Like [[near-field communications (NFC)]], radio frequency identification (RFID) is a type of [[automated fare media]] used for contactless fare payment. RFID operates in smart cards through a silicon chip that contains memory and communicates with a transponder for payment. RFID offers all the general advantages of automated fare media - reduced dwell time, convenience for passengers - with the added benefit of being applied through open payment systems as credit card and cell phone companies adopt the technology. For example, the Octopus smart card, in use since 1997, in Hong Kong is accepted by a variety of transportation providers, including public transit, as well as other service providers. About 25 percent of purchases using the Octopus card are used for purchases other than transportation.<ref>RFID Journal. [http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/374|“RFID Smart Cards Gain Ground.”] 2003.</ref>
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Like [[near field communications (NFC)]], radio frequency identification (RFID) is a type of [[automated fare media]] used for contactless fare payment. RFID operates in smart cards through a silicon chip that contains memory and communicates with a transponder for payment. RFID offers all the general advantages of automated fare media - reduced dwell time, convenience for passengers - with the added benefit of being applied through open payment systems as credit card and cell phone companies adopt the technology. For example, the Octopus smart card, in use since 1997, in Hong Kong is accepted by a variety of transportation providers, including public transit, as well as other service providers. About 25 percent of purchases using the Octopus card are used for purchases other than transportation.<ref>RFID Journal. [http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/374|“RFID Smart Cards Gain Ground.”] 2003.</ref>
Along with being used for fare payment, RFID can be used to track transit vehicles and provide accurate real-time arrival information.<ref>RFID Journal. [http://www.rfidjournal.com/expert/entry/9603/|“Is RFID Being Used on Public Buses?”] 2012.</ref>  
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Along with being used for fare payment, RFID can be used to track transit vehicles and provide accurate real-time arrival information.<ref>RFID Journal. [http://www.rfidjournal.com/expert/entry/9603/|“Is RFID Being Used on Public Buses?”] 2012.</ref>
 
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==

Revision as of 19:59, 23 July 2012

Introduction

Like near field communications (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID) is a type of automated fare media used for contactless fare payment. RFID operates in smart cards through a silicon chip that contains memory and communicates with a transponder for payment. RFID offers all the general advantages of automated fare media - reduced dwell time, convenience for passengers - with the added benefit of being applied through open payment systems as credit card and cell phone companies adopt the technology. For example, the Octopus smart card, in use since 1997, in Hong Kong is accepted by a variety of transportation providers, including public transit, as well as other service providers. About 25 percent of purchases using the Octopus card are used for purchases other than transportation.[1] Along with being used for fare payment, RFID can be used to track transit vehicles and provide accurate real-time arrival information.[2]

Examples

References

Additional Reading

Dempsey, Paul Stephen and James B. McDaniel. Transit Cooperative Research Program. [media:SmartCardLRD.pdf|”TCRP Legal Research Digest 25.”] 2008.

This legal research digest offers a discussion of the origins of smart cards and RFID technology, with a focus on the privacy concerns that accompany them and their legal implications. This report was produced through the Transit Cooperative Research Program and sponsored by the Transportation Research Board. This report illuminates some best practices for addressing privacy concerns with privacy policies, along with other recommendations from the Smart Card Alliance.