“The integrated service saw its first deployment this week in Las Vegas, where it is compatible with the city’s Monorail and connected resorts and convention centers.”
Support for the contactless transit card MIFARE has now been integrated into Google Pay.
It’s the result of a partnership with MIFARE inventor NXP Semiconductors, which says that MIFARE is now in use in over 750 cities around the world. The MIFARE support comes to Google Pay in the form of the MIFARE 2GO cloud service.
The integrated service saw its first deployment this week in Las Vegas, where it is compatible with the city’s Monorail and connected resorts and convention centers.
The integration’s announcement comes amid a larger rebranding effort for Google Pay, with Google seeking to establish a range of its payment services under the brand. The platform was rebranded from its previous moniker, Android Pay, last month; and Google is said to be working to integrate its Google Wallet – now called ‘Google Pay Send’ – into the Google Pay platform. Meanwhile, bringing a widely used transit card like MIFARE to the platform could help to give it a competitive edge against other mobile wallet systems like Apple Pay.