27 Apr '11, 5pm

500M people worldwide to use their mobiles as metro and bus tickets by 2015

500M people worldwide to use their mobiles as metro and bus tickets by 2015 27 April 2011 Half a billion people worldwide will use their mobile devices as travel tickets on metros, subways and buses by 2015, according to new forecasts from Juniper Research. This is more than five times the number generated last year but Juniper expects usage to spread widely from the current concentration in Japan and several European countries. Outside Japan, systems in operation typically use SMS or bar codes. Mobile ticketing also has potential across train and air travel, the latter driven by mobile delivered bar coded boarding passes. SMS ticketing has been in operation for several years in large cities in Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe such as Stockholm and Prague. Juniper believes that recent momentum in Near Field Communications (NFC) will only add to market growth. As ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/04/500m-20110427.html

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