THE ITSO Specification is a comprehensive and versatile standard.

It can be used for ticketing via mobile phones.

Or for purposes other than transport ticketing.

Car parking, road tolling, access control and many other systems can all be developed based on the use of ITSO Specification.

Below are some briefings with regard to possible ITSO applications.

Host Card Emulation (HCE)

Details of HCE pilot due to trial September 2016

Host Card Emulation on a Mobile Phone Pilot 2016

John Verity, Chief Advisor ITSO, gives an overview of the various types of Host Card Emulation and how they relate to ITSO.

Host Card Emulation Discussion Paper

Introduction to Interoperable Smart Ticketing in Public Transport and the Smart Ticketing Wallet

by John Verity, Chair, Smart Ticketing Alliance and Chief Advisor ITSO

STA Introduction to Interoperable Smartcard Ticketing in Public Transport June2014

Guidelines for ITS Deployment in Urban Areas: Smart Ticketing: January 2013

ITSO contibuted to this publication, produced by the Urban ITS Expert Group


Documentation of Use Cases for NFC Mobile Devices in Public Transport – June 2015

150619 PT Mobile use cases v1.7.3

Mobile NFC in Transport – (a European perspective)

A White Paper produced by GSMA (worldwide mobile phone operators organisation) and UITP (international association of public transport)

GSMA_UITP_MobileNFC_Transport Oct12 5.4Mb

The Value of Mobile Commerce in Transport

A White Paper produced by GSMA (worldwide mobile phone operators organisation) which shows the value of mobile services using both mobile networks and short-range technologies such as NFC to enable door to door journey planning within the broader mobile commerce ecosystem. In this process, mobile ticketing can be a key differentiator for ground transport.

The Value of Mobile Commerce in Transport 1.7Mb

How the ITSO Specification can work with NFC-enabled mobile phones

An Introduction to using NFC phones August 2014

Implementing m-ticketing in an ITSO scheme

An introduction to m-ticketing and how it can work within the ITSO Specification

Introduction to m-ticketing Jun2014

Electric Vehicle Charging

This paper outlines the application of the ITSO Specification for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and how the use of ITSO technology could help standardise access to EV charging points.

ITSO Response to DfT EVC Strategy Paper August 2011

This page was last updated on 16 September 2016 GMT