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“Smart Cards” to Track Brit Bus Passengers
Posted By admin On December 28, 2009 @ 3:25 pm In Science & Technology | Comments Disabled
The Daily Telegraph
December 28, 2009
[efoods]Sophisticated technology would not only consign the paper ticket to history, but would also make redundant touch-in-touch-out cards, such as the Oyster used in London.
Instead passengers would board buses and trains equipped with readers which capable of monitoring their journey from the tags and charging them the correct fare automatically.
Research into what is known as “Be in be out” technology was commissioned by the Department for Transport and published earlier this month.
The work has been carried out alongside the consultation into “smart ticketing”, which was launched earlier in the year.
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