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Smartphone software that detects which means of transport the user is using – and for how long. This vision became reality at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). Compared to other systems, the software is completely free of the need for any interaction. This means that people can use public transport without having to buy a ticket or interact with a smartphone.

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Author profile picture Hildegard Suntinger is a writer. She lives in Vienna as a freelance journalist and writes about all aspects of fashion production. She is interested in new trends in design, technology, and business. She is particularly excited about discovering interdisciplinary tendencies and the blurring of boundaries between different disciplines. The key element is technology, which changes all areas of life and work.