Trans Link Systems (TLS) and the Open Ticketing Institute have asked Chess to design the next-generation OV-chipkaart, the Netherlands’ public transportation smart card.
According to Finextra, Chess was charged with improving the security of the card while retaining the previous version’s high handling speed.
In response, Chess has developed a new GlobalPlatform standards-compliant Java Card, which has already been tested by independent institutions such as The Royal Holloway University of London, working on behalf of the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.
The new OV-chipkaart’s specifications have already been sent to hardware vendors, but the timing of the next-gen rollout depends on fraud-related developments with existing OV-chipkaarts, according to Finextra.
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