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Smart City Solution in Stuttgart: One Card - Plenty of Possibilities

The city of Stuttgart pioneers a way of accessing transport and leisure services and purchasing in Germany

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The city of Stuttgart pioneers a way of accessing transport and leisure services and purchasing in Germany.

Anyone who travels regularly by public transport requires a ticket. Anyone who wants to use a car-sharing vehicle requires a card, and if you want to pay you need a card, too. And with each card the thickness of your wallet increases. Working with numerous partners, the city of Stuttgart has adopted an ambitious project to enable a single smart card to make payments and access transport and other services – this has been developed by the company Exceet for the Smart City project. Fabian Rau of Exceet talked to “RFID im Blick” about the aims of the project, the functionality of the application and the future potential of a newly developed security token.

Mobility almost without limitation

In the German city of Stuttgart, more than 100 people are testing this unique idea. The userfriendliness of the product is under careful scrutiny: with the new Stuttgart Service Card the user can make credit and debit card transactions for different services at POS terminals using the certified MasterCard feature. 22 partners are currently involved in the ‘Stuttgart Service Card‘ project. “What makes the card so special is the combined functionality of ticketing and payment. This single card service is the only one of its kind in Germany, if not in the whole of Europe,“ says Fabian Rau.

Two applications on one card

The technological significance of the Stuttgart Service Card is to combine two applications in one card: EMV standard is used to implement the MasterCard certified payment, as well as the VDV core application – the technical standard of the Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen (VDV) for all forms of electronic tickets – which allows ticketing in public transport in Stuttgart. “We benefit from our engineering team’s years of experience – they have been able to transfer their expertise in the field of contactless cards, for banks or car-sharing providers, and develop the Stuttgart card. For the company Exceet it was the first time that a VDV core application has been combined with a MasterCard functionality in a smart card,“ says Fabian Rau.

“For the first time we have a VDV core application combined with Master- Card functionality in a smart card. The technological significance of the Stuttgart Service Card is to combine two applications in one card.“

Read the complete interview at "RFID im Blick" Online.

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