‘Tap and pay’, so easy with a contactless card, yet a headache for banks when trying to implement their NFC-enabled mobile payment solution. Since the appearance of the first SIM based NFC mobile payment solutions certified by Visa and MasterCard in October 2011, the market has been populated with different solutions: Secure Element (SE), Host Card Emulation (HCE) [...]
The structural integrity of storage tanks and piping systems for the oil and gas industry is vital to business. Operators must be vigilant in locating cracks, thinning of structure walls or heavy corrosion. Then they must assess whether that pipe or tank can remain in service or must be repaired or even replaced. Non-destructive techniques allow for [...]
Applus+ were approached by Subsea Environmental Services to provide support in the recycling of potentially radioactive telecommunications materials.
The selection of routes is a vital component of the overall future performance of pipelines and, without accurate quality assurance services, operators may be misguided in their pursuit of safe and efficient transportation of oil and gas. The standard flow of resources travels from the wellheads at drilling sites through gathering pipelines, which are connected to processing or refining plants. Largerand longer pipelines then [...]
Related to our last post, we have identified more examples of projects aimed at developing new products and services. Applus+ has made particular efforts to develop innovative solutions for the automotive sector, particularly in the areas of safety and security and sustainable mobility. PROSPECT An example is the Proactive Safety for Pedestrians and Cyclists (PROSPECT) European funded project (H2020) [...]
In 2015, Applus+ undertook 133 R&D projects, involving 434 Applus+ staff, around 266,880 hours of work. Many of these projects have been performed in collaboration with technological centres, universities, research institutes and other innovative companies through 97 agreements. Some examples of the projects aimed to develop new products and services in a wide variety of sectors promoted across [...]