Friday, October 13, 2017

Hands-free fare payment trial in 2018

Source Website: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/hands-free-fare-payment-trial-2018
By The New Paper, 13 October 2017 at 06:00 am


The test fare gates will be in areas with senior citizens.
 

A hands-free payment system - which allows commuters to breeze through fare gates without using travel cards - will be tested at selected MRT stations next year.

Fares will be paid automatically via a commuter's mobile device using Bluetooth technology or with a radio-frequency identification card. These devices or cards can be kept in a bag or pocket, and do not need to be in close contact with a reader.



Radio-frequency identification card (RFID)
PHOTO: Radio-frequency identification card (RFID)
Rfid Card Illustration
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A prototype of this hands-free fare gate was displayed yesterday at the Future of Transport showcase in the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands.

For the trial, test fare gates will be deployed at MRT stations near support centres for the physically disabled or in areas with many senior citizens, The Straits Times understands. The aim is to see if the hands-free system allows such users to go through gates with greater ease.



A delegate walking through a mock-up of a hands-free automatic fare collection system gantry on display at the Future of Transport showcase on Thursday (Oct 12), held in conjunction with this year's Asean Transport Ministers' Meeting.
PHOTO: A delegate walking through a mock-up of a hands-free automatic fare collection system gantry on display at the Future of Transport showcase on Thursday (Oct 12), held in conjunction with this year's Asean Transport Ministers' Meeting.
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Associate Professor Mehul Motani from the National University of Singapore's department of Electrical and Computer Engineering said the hands-free fare payment system will be convenient for users.



Hands-free fare gate is one of the innovative ideas on display at a technology showcase held in conjunction with the 23rd ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting on Thursday (12 October 2017).
PHOTO: Hands-free fare gate is one of the innovative ideas on display at a technology showcase held in conjunction with the 23rd ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting on Thursday (12 October 2017). Called the Future of Transport showcase, the technology initiatives provide a glimpse into Singapore’s vision for the future of air, land and sea transport.
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By The New Paper, 13 October 2017 at 06:00 am


 

Reference
[1] The Straits Times, Hands-free fare payment trial in 2018, posted on 13 October 2017 at 06:00 am, http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/hands-free-fare-payment-trial-2018

[2] Tang See Kit @SeeKitCNA, Autonomous guided vehicles, hands-free fare gates: A glimpse into future of Singapore’s transport, posted on 12 October 2017 at 01:45 PM, http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/autonomous-guided-vehicles-hands-free-fare-gates-transport-smart-9303632
 
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