Google has launched Beba, an NFC-enabled payment card, in Kenya to allow transit passengers to pay their bus fare without having to use cash
The new card will enable passengers to simply step onto the bus, tap the Beba card on the conductor’s NFC-enabled Smartphone, and instantly debit the fare. A receipt is also sent to the user’s phone showing how much was spent, along with a current balance.
Beba cards are synced to a web app where users can sign in and review their complete usage history. On the Beba website, Google also provides maps showing where Beba cards can be purchased, as well as the bus routes where they can be used.
According to The Next Web, Beba will roll out first in the country’s capital city of Nairobi.
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