By Jonathan Kimak
SNCF, a railway company in France, is trying out some new tickets. The tickets are part RFID, which was already a standard on France’s railway ticketing system, and USB. The USB portion of the ticket allows users to plug the small thumb drive into their PC and load money onto the ticket to make future train ticket purchases.
The tickets will have 4GB of internal memory and will also contain some advanced security to keep people’s private information secure at all times.
The tickets are 8mm thick which should make them rather easy to carry(or to lose). Currently 1,000 tickets are being used during the trial run.
Of course the device will still not make the trains arrive on time or keep them from having that unique smell.