Telecom equipment maker NEC Infrontia Corp. plans to try out a new integrated circuit card that allows taxi users to make payments and keep travel records, company officials said Wednesday.
The IC card, designed to replace traditional taxi vouchers, will help companies better manage the use of taxis by employees, the officials said.
The card and a newly developed settlement terminal will enable users to accurately track travel routes via the global positioning system, they said, adding that the devices use wireless data-transmission services offered by NTT DoCoMo Inc. for the payment function.
The card’s technologies can also be applied to other areas, including helping companies manage door-to-door sales representatives and transportation firms track shipments and deliveries, they said.
NEC Infrontia is accelerating moves to develop new products combining Internet and wireless technologies.
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