Denmark exams hands-free contactless cell transport ticketing platform • NFCW

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: App-based cell ticketing options use GPS knowledge to trace journeys

Danish public transport fare system supplier Rejsekort & Rejseplan (RKRP) is testing a free automated app-based cell ticketing system on bus and prepare providers in Denmark’s North Jutland area as a part of plans to develop a nationwide digital mobility answer that mixes journey planning, reserving, ticketing and pay for all modes of personal and public transport.

Along with the trial, RKRP has printed a request for proposals (RFP) inviting tenders for a “multi-vendor framework settlement” to develop, preserve and handle a “consolidated single answer” to “assist the additional growth” of its Rejseplan journey. Software planning and changing the closed loop Rejsekort contactless ticketing system is on the market for buses, trains, mild rail and metro providers all through Denmark.

Journey monitoring

The automated app-based ticketing answer examined by RKRP and transport service supplier Nordjyllands Trafikselskab in North Jutland makes use of GPS knowledge from passengers’ smartphones to trace their journeys to calculate fares and cost passengers by way of the app after they full the journey.

The answer makes use of a check-in/check-out system developed by Swiss know-how supplier Fairtiq that has been carried out in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and elements of Germany and Austria, permitting passengers to board and journey on public transport providers with out having to validate tickets or make fare funds on the Gate charges, validators or onboard readers.

“Earlier than boarding the prepare, tram or bus, the consumer checks the applying with one swipe. This can generate a sound ticket for all public transport within the given space,” defined Fairtiq.

“As soon as passengers have reached their desired vacation spot, they will finish their journey by swiping the cease button or activating the Sensible Cease function, which can handle the method for them.

“The applying acknowledges the gap traveled based mostly on the system’s location knowledge and fees the shopper for the perfect fare for the journey. For instance, if the price of a single journey exceeds the worth of a day cross, the shopper pays the cheaper of the 2 fares.

A brief video reveals how the Fairtiq cell ticketing system works.

“That is an thrilling time that we’re getting into when, for the primary time within the historical past of public transport, we’ve got to check a very digital answer for swiping out and in of buses and trains,” mentioned RKRP CEO Kasper Schmidt.

“It is necessary that we discover out whether or not the digital answer is absolutely able to coping with the wants and issues we’ve got expertise with right now within the Rejsekort system”.

The North Jutland pilot is “the primary main consumer take a look at of how mobility providers in Denmark might look sooner or later, after we take a look at the ‘digital journey card’ within the type of an app,” added Schmidt.

“These exams are geographically and quickly restricted and our focus is to be taught as a lot as potential in order that we will make applicable calls for for future journey data and mobility providers.”

Belgian railway operator SNCB started piloting an automatic app-based ticketing system utilizing Fairtiq’s verify/inspection answer in August 2021.

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