Smartphone app NS can determine whether passenger is checked




The NS is piloting an app, which allows travelers to check whether they are on or checked out. They can also arrange an upgrade to first class. In that app The app requires a smartphone with NFC.

OV-chip card It is not possible to check in with the smartphone, making travel without physical chip will still not be possible. In The app already exists, says a spokesman for the NS against Tweakers. “NS employees who received app on their smartphones.” When the app becomes available for the general public, the carrier has not yet said.

The app can be done via an NFC module in the smartphone the status of the public transport chip card read by the device and keep. Chip card together At this time, it can not yet. Nfc is in almost all expensive smart phones in recent years, on the iPhone after.

In addition to the smartphone app, the NS is also a trial account traveling by debit card; thus, users can be in and out. The first bank to participate ABN-Amro, reports daily newspaper Metro. However, the NS does not know when the trial will take place. Moreover, there is no certainty about whether traveling by debit card will be available to all. The NS takes these steps after the abolition of the paper ticket by July 9th. This step has so far provided for around six hundred complaints.


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