Hard on the heels of its successes with a 5,500 vehicle roll-out of contactless technology for First, Ticketer used this year’s Euro Bus Expo to demonstrate some of its forthcoming technology innovations.
A new concept tap-in tap-out reader was shown which can be used in conjunction with back-office card processing from its partner Littlepay to offer Oyster-like payment systems including daily capped fares. The system could be configured to have a reader on each door of two-door buses.
Ticketer is planning to trials the system shortly.
Another new technology is a Demand Response-style ticketing system which was in demonstration mode at the show to gain feedback from operators. As it is a software based solution, it can also operate on Ticketer’s hand-held machines.