smart card


Definition of smart card

: a small plastic card that has a built-in microprocessor to store and process data and records

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In addition to smart cards the state is working on other smartphone apps for the rail system. Sandra Gomez-aceves,, "How Autonomous Buses And 'Smart Cards' Could Transform Public Transportation In Connecticut," 6 June 2018 Roberta Altstadt, TriMet's media relations and communications manager, said the virtual Hop card will be permanent after the agency fully transitions to the smart cards. Andrew Theen,, "TriMet brings Hop Fastpass technology to Android devices," 17 Apr. 2018 While commuters could pay for the parking spaces with cash or smart cards, the city lost money while data issue was sorted out. Erin Hegarty,, "Credit card payments back online for Naperville Metra parking," 4 Apr. 2018 The ongoing problem has made the pay-by-phone parking app and credit card payments at the daily fee parking machines unavailable for six days now, though commuters can pay with cash or smart cards. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Broken credit card payment system at Metra stations costing Naperville money," 3 Apr. 2018 The transit authority has been transitioning to a single-fare tool, the SEPTA Key smart card, since last year. Jason Laughlin,, "SEPTA phasing out token sales on subway lines," 20 Dec. 2017 Transit officials and companies anticipate that NFC, along with Bluetooth and QR Code technology, will make physical tickets, tokens and even smart cards purchased from a vending machine obsolete. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "You Could Soon Get on Any Subway in the World By Just Tapping Your Smartphone," 10 Oct. 2017 Latch’s hardware and software system allows entry using methods such as a passcode, smartphone or a smart card. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "Wal-Mart Company, Startup Latch Pitch NYC Landlords With Systems for Easier Delivery," 16 July 2017 Right now the smart card works on every mode of travel except the Regional Rail, and an early adopters program is planned to begin for commuter rail in December. Jason Laughlin,, "Card readers on SEPTA buses not working? Blame it on growing pains," 16 Oct. 2017

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of smart card

: a plastic card (such as a credit card) that has a small computer chip for storing information

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