NXP and RioCard Launch New MIFARE® Wearable for Multimodal Transport in Rio 18. August 2016

NXP Semiconductors in partnership with RioCard, Brazil’s smart card system for transport in Rio de Janeiro, today announced the launch of a contactless wearable – adding a new factor to RioCard’s NXP MIFARE® contactless fare collection and payment solutions ICs.

With Brazil amidst hosting several regional and international events, the RioCard multimodal, contactless wearable is an important milestone that introduces a new model of transportation; that simplifies payment and furthermore, enables higher efficiency across all different transportation modes (buses, ferries, metro and train). The innovative contactless technology also gives people the freedom to choose between modes of travelling. This technology will be made available to more than ten million local and foreign commuters in Rio, the second largest city in Brazil.

“The new RioCard wearable, powered by NXP, shows our commitment to creating a better, faster and more secure travel experience to all of Rio de Janeiro’s population and visitors,” said Mr. Cassiano Rusycky, RioCard Executive Director. “Continuous success stories based on NXP contactless ICs were the motivation behind this implementation, which creates a technological heritage focused on simplifying access to public transportation and bringing more satisfaction to the general population.”

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NXP-RioCard-MIFARE wearable