Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Paying parking fees through SMS

The drivers in Bristol will no longer need to pay directly their parking fee next week. A new system of payment was invented and will be launched. The system allows sending a code via text message in order to trigger an automatic payment against their pre-registered credit or debit card. The people will also receive a smartcard, based on radio frequency identity (RFID) technology, which can be displayed in car windscreens. Parking attendants have RFID-enabled Nokia 5140 mobile phones to read the smartcard and check that a vehicle owner has paid.


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