Melbourne Transit and NXP integrate with Google Pay for trains, buses, and trams
NXP Semiconductors announced that the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) network in Australia implemented NXP’s end-to-end MIFARE 2GO cloud service with Google Pay to take its Melbourne Transit (myki) transit card mobile. Deployed by system integrator NTT Data, the new mobile myki is being used across PTV buses, trains, and trams in Melbourne and throughout the regional Victoria area. NXP’s MIFARE 2GO cloud service works with Google Pay to enable mobile ticketing in multiple transportation modes and scalability across all compatible Android NFC-enabled phones.
“We’re excited to work with PTV to help ease the daily journey for commuters,” said Prakash Hariramani, Director for Product Management, Google Pay. “Google Pay aims to create an effortless, immersive mobile transit experience for users, removing the friction of getting a ticket and saving valuable time for busy commuters.”
MIFARE 2GO is a cloud service that manages digitized MIFARE product-based credentials. It connects services with devices—and helps operators issue their services instantly on any NFC-enabled mobile device. Today, there are 12 million active myki cards based on NXP’s MIFARE DESFire ICs, and PTV processes 600 million transactions annually.
Mobile myki allows commuters to use their phone to purchase a pass or add a balance to a virtual myki card stored in Google Pay. The user can use Google Pay to make the purchase and instantly save the ticket to the mobile device. Mobile myki offers the same convenience as a physical card—users simply hold their phone to the transit terminal with the screen powered on.
NXP is an end-to-end solution provider for a mobile wallet, which includes NFC hardware and software, embedded secure element hardware, Java Card OS, Applets, Trust Provisioning Services for security, and provisioning services for payment, transit, and other applications. MIFARE 2GO builds upon existing MIFARE product-based infrastructures to accelerate time to market.