Next Generation Ticketing: Go Open

UL's view on the benefits of migrating to a system where travelers can bring their own travel media such as a payment card

Today, the vast majority of Automated Fare Collection (AFC) schemes are closed-loop, card-centric and based on proprietary implementations. Therefore AFC schemes between two different countries and sometimes even within countries are not interoperable. This negatively impacts the customer experience and hinders a seamless travel experience.

An open AFC scheme which allows customers to use identification tokens already in their possession has many benefits compared to a traditional AFC scheme. 

In this second white paper of UL's Next Generation Ticketing series, UL explains how an AFC system can be enhanced to accept additional payment and identification means, besides the traditional transit-specific (contactless) travel card.

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