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Bus passengers in Skåne in southern Sweden can now use Apple Pay automatically, without having to confirm via Face ID, Touch ID or password.
Following the launch in cities such as London, and also Chicago, Apple Pay Express Transit is now available in Skåne County, Sweden’s southernmost region. Riders who use Ridango, Telia and Skanetrafiken’s buses can use wave their iPhones, or Apple Watches, to pay for a trip immediately.
“We are very pleased to be the first in Scandinavia to launch Apple Pays Express Mode on our city buses,” says Björn Pettersson, associate product owner at Skanetrafiken, in a statement. “Together with our partners, we have worked intensively to make this possible and it is very fun to now see the results.”
“This is what the future of public transport is all about,” said Kadri Haufe, Chief Commercial Officer at Ridango, “which provides new technology that makes it safe and easy for passengers to travel.”
Customers must have added their relevant bus card debit card to Apple Wallet. The company then says they can pay for travel “without having to start or unlock the device, open an app or use Face ID or Touch ID.”