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Smartphones Demonstrate Tap and Go Technology at the Auto Show

Near Field Connects features Tap and Go throughout the Auto Show

By Megan Purazrang
|  Friday, Feb 7, 2014  |  Updated 11:29 PM CDT
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Smartphones Demonstrate Tap and Go Technology at the Auto Show

Megan Purazrang

Theresa Mary Gordon discusses the Tap and Go feature for the smartphone and how it will be used throughout the duration of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show and its place in future media.

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Tap and Go. It’s that simple.

Near Field Connects’ Theresa Mary Gordon presented Tap and Go, which was hosted by Connected World Magazine, at the Chicago Auto Show Friday. 

Tap and Go is a smartphone technology with an educational component that allows information to be adopted immediately from anywhere. By connecting a smartphone with an object, information is instantly gathered and redirected to a source.

"[This concept] makes media portable and successful,” Gordon said. "There are several ways to interact with the technology, within a 3-to-4 inch range.

In Discovery Mode, the user’s device can read and write using a tag and redirect it to a URL link or video.

In peer-to-peer connection two phones can be tapped together to exchange information through Bluetooth and WiFi without passwords. Card emulation gives the device the access to act as a payment card at contactless pay stations to be scanned for purchases such as transportation cards.

Throughout the show, there are opportunities to try out the Tap and Go through specific tags and wristbands.

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