NFC technology may have a future in the world of transportation
NFC technology is well known for the role it plays in the emerging industry of mobile commerce as well as its limited use in advertising. The technology is proficient in the field of wireless data transfer, but its capabilities beyond m-commerce and marketing have yet to be heavily tested. NFC technology may have a future in transportation, however, according to New Tech City, an organization focused on the development and use of new technologies.
New Tech City talks NFC-equipped vehicles
New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi recnelty spoke with Alex Goldmark of Transportation Nation, a new organization specializing in the transportation industry of the U.S., and highlighted the ways NFC technology could be used in future vehicles. Much of the attention the auto industry has been receiving lately revolved around manufacture’s incorporation of hydrogen fuel cells, energy systems that produce no emissions. Because fuel cells have the potential to change the world of transportation dramatically, little attention is being directed to the potential use of NFC technology in vehicles.
Department of Transportation testing NFC-equipped cars
Zomorodi notes that the U.S. Department of Transportation has been working on incorporating NFC technology into vehicles recently. The agency has been testing some 2,800 NFC-equipped vehicles in Ann Arbor, Michigan, since late August. The NFC chips used by the vehicles enable them to communicate with one another. The agency believes that this communication can help prevent accidents and make driving safer overall. The technology could also serve as a form of verification for those going through checkpoints or provide drivers with access to toll roads.
NFC technology could have a wide range of applications in transportation
The possible uses for NFC technology in transportation are numerous, but little research has been done regarding the applications of the technology. Thus far, the Department of Transportation is the only U.S. agency that has shown interest in using NFC technology in vehicles. Outside of the U.S., many of the world’s most prestigious automakers have shown interest in NFC technology and its capabilities, but have limited plans for the technology under several years from now.
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