NXP’s MIFARE 2GO and Google Pay Transform Public Transportation 19. March 2018
Companies integrate NXP’s MIFARE 2GO with Google Pay to provide seamless mobile travel experiences
Today NXP Semiconductors, a leader in secure connectivity solutions and inventor of MIFARE®, the leading contactless payment and access solution ICs for transportation used in over 750 cities worldwide, announced it has collaborated with Google to integrate NXP’s new MIFARE 2GO cloud service, a complete end-to-end solution that manages digitized MIFARE-based credentials onto mobile and wearable devices, with Google Pay.
The integration aims to provide an enjoyable travel experience for commuters allowing them to purchase a transport entitlement on their phone without delay, and simply place their phone on the terminal to ride. The Google Pay solution offers rich features such as a map of the transit stations related to their ticket and digital receipts of their travel history.
“At a time when people hail a ride with the push of a button, today’s travelers expect convenience, speed, and trip planning information, no matter how they travel. That’s why we’re so excited about the transformative potential of extending these same benefits to the millions of commuters worldwide who use public transit,” said Pali Bhat, Google’s Vice President of Payments Product Management. “By seamlessly integrating existing MIFARE product based fare payment solutions with Google Pay, transport agencies can provide travelers with a complete digital experience via their mobile devices. We believe this new integration provides a unique opportunity to create powerful new transaction and communication channels between public transit travelers and the systems they depend on.”
With over two billion active users, Android is the largest operating system in the world. Combining Google Pay with the security, flexibility and scalability of MIFARE products, this solution serves as a catalyst for the mobile transit experience, as it will be available for any consumer equipped with widely-available Android phones that support Near-Field Communication (NFC).
“At NXP, our mission is to deliver secure connected solutions that make our lives safer, and more enjoyable. Mobile MIFARE services empower people to benefit from a connected lifestyle by simply connecting devices to a rich set of city services,” said Rafael Sotomayor, senior vice president and general manager of Secure Transactions and Identifications at NXP. “This new solution from NXP and Google Pay is a major step forward in what is the future of transit and is a part of NXP’s relentless pursuit to bring secure, smart and scalable benefits to the hundreds of millions of public commuters served by the global MIFARE ecosystem.”