TOUCHLESS TICKETING TRIAL IN UK
Touchless ticketing is being trialled by bus passengers in West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire Combined Authority and The Keighley Bus Company, which is part of Transdev, carries out the trial between 1 February and 26 March 2017. Using an app and technology at bus stops, volunteers taking part in the trial will be able to use their smartphone as a travel pass.
The mobile app calculates the length of route taken and will cap at the best value price over the course of the day or week. It involves no interaction with the ticket machine and is expected to mean faster boarding times for passengers. The technology to enable this is provided by Becotix.
This intelligent app will mean that passengers will no longer need to find change or understand the best value fare or tickets. Furthermore, this pioneering technology has great potential to speed up boarding times and journeys, which will only improve punctuality further.