Payment services provider Worldline has teamed up with Trapeze to launch a ticket payment solution for public transport that leverages Bluetooth to automatically detect a commuter’s journey.
The new tool integrates Automatic Passenger Presence Detection in Transit services with core Account Based ticketing capabilities.
It utilises the Tap 2 Use solution from Worldline for the account management of a commuter.
On the other hand, the solution supports Bluetooth-based passenger recognition and virtual validations generation with the help of Trapeze’s ComfoAccess facilities.
Using Bluetooth, the payment tool detects commuters as they enter a vehicle.
The solution also utilises transport network data to create check in and check out taps and then applies the best tariff calculation process to handle payments.
Passengers can use the solution to track their journey and fare any time.
Commenting on the new offering, Trapeze said: “The service has been designed to address the issue of increasing number of passengers using public transport and harnessing the power of technology to remove the need to “physically” buy a ticket, by eliminating queuing and improving operational efficiency of ticket payment services for transport companies.
“The service delivers a truly seamless journey across all public transport of any city or region and improves operational efficiency for the transport company.”