Credicard MasterCard holders in Rio de Janeiro can now use PayPass to pay for the Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) lift, Supervia train stations, UCI cinemas, McDonald’s fast food restaurants and Estapar/Riopark parking lots, according to internetretailing.net.
Additionally, riders of Rio’s metro system will soon be able to pay for fares contacltessly, and Redecard, the Brazilian acquiring company, plans to expand PayPass to more merchant locations in the city.
The payment devices come in the form of key fobs designed by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), which feature inlays based upon the MicroPass 4003 contactless payment platform.
The deployment, set to go live this week, marks the first introduction of contactless payment in Latin America on public transportation systems.
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