Contactless cards are a faster, more convenient payment alternative for low-value purchases at fast food restaurants, convenience stores and transport terminals. Learn how (and why) Nice, France has become a "contactless city."
Examples and case studies
The city of Toronto faced a growing need to streamline the disbursement of social benefits and to reduce the cost of collecting the funds for those recipients. Learn how a prepaid card from Council Lead Partner MasterCard led to savings for both the clients and the city.
A major retailer in South Korea set a challenging goal: to become the number one grocery retailer without adding new physical stores. Instead, they created “virtual” stores in the city’s subway stations. Read how this novel approach works.
Tianjin Eco-City is a flagship collaborative project between Singapore and China. Established in 2007, it is built on the vision of being “a thriving city which is socially harmonious, environmentally friendly and resource-efficient.” To help fulfill that vision, Council Lead Partner Itron installed 25,000 smart meters for water, heat and gas in Tianjin Eco-City in June, 2013.
After installing an Itron smart water metering solution, the Water Corporation of Western Australia was able to reduce the city of Kalgoorlie’s water use by 10% and eliminate occupational safety and health risks. The system provided the ability to detect leaks and empower customers with consumption data.