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  • PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram.
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    Autonomous tram under development in Russia

    2019-02-13T08:29:46Z

    RUSSIA: Tram builder PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram. A Vityaz-M vehicle is being fitted with 10 to 20 video cameras and up to 10 radar sensors, in addition to Cognitive’s Low Level Data Fusion technology, which processes the raw data. ...

  • Lucknow residents can now use their GoSmart Card tickets to pay house and property taxes at the metro‘s ticket machines.
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    Pay tax at metro ticket machines

    2019-02-12T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Lucknow residents can now use their GoSmart Card tickets to pay house and property taxes at the metro‘s ticket machines, and the system is to be extended to cover other bills. Receipts are issued providing details of the tax payments made, and payments appear in the user’s account ...

  • Rambus Ticketing Managing Director Russell McCullagh says that ticketing in the UK bus and metro sectors has been ‘revolutionised’ by technology.
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    Rambus and Worldline join up the journey

    2019-02-07T08:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Smart ticketing offers a ‘real opportunity to join up the journey’, according to Russell McCullagh, Managing Director of Rambus Ticketing. Ticketing in the UK bus and metro sectors has been ‘revolutionised’ by technology in recent years, and the national rail network is now a key sector for development. ...

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    A more intelligent journey planner

    2019-02-06T12:00:00Z

    PLANNING: Siemens’ timetabling and journey planning software business HaCon is developing a module for its travel planning software suite which uses artificial intelligence to learn about a user’s preferences. This could learn a passenger’s preferred transport modes and how far they are willing to walk, and then suggest personalised ...

  • ECR Chief Executive Simon Pont explains how the company is expanding from the onboard catering sales sector into ticketing technology.
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    Expanding range of onboard sales technology

    2019-02-06T08:00:00Z

    RETAILING: Electronic point of sale company ECR is expanding from the onboard catering sales sector into ticketing technology, offering machines with a range of communication and ticket reading options, including 4G and wi-fi, 1D and 2D barcodes and chip & PIN payment. The Go2 TicketPoS machine has been certified ...

  • Rotterdam public transport operator RET has deployed app-based mobile ticketing.
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    All the network’s a stage with ticketing app

    2019-02-05T15:08:11Z

    NETHERLANDS: Adding the ability to buy theatre and event tickets along with paying for travel is envisaged now that Rotterdam public transport operator RET has deployed an app-based mobile ticketing, payment and validation system developed by ByteToken, Bytemark and Thales Nederland. Thales has rolled out ticket gate hardware and ...

  • ITSO on mobile has gone live for public use on the West Midlands Metro tram line.
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    ITSO on Mobile launched

    2019-02-05T14:52:33Z

    UK: ITSO on mobile has gone live for public use on the West Midlands Metro tram line, bringing the UK’s transport smart card standard to mobile devices using Google Pay for the first time. Android smartphone users can now use Google Pay to buy tickets on the Swift on ...

  • Stuttgart is to receive 58 more Class 430 EMUs (Photo: DB/Wolfgang Klee).
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    Extra Stuttgart S-Bahn EMUs will support ATO project

    2019-02-04T11:20:00Z

    GERMANY: The Stuttgart regional government has approved the purchase of 58 four-car Class 430 electric multiple-units and the installation of ETCS Level 2 and automatic train operation on the entire S-Bahn fleet. Trains from the €421·8m order are to be delivered by 2022. The Land of Baden-Württemberg is ...

  • Account-based ticketing will be introduced on MTS buses and light rail.
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    San Diego adopts account-based fare collection

    2019-01-22T15:45:00Z

    USA: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has awarded a contract to Init for the supply of an account-based fare collection system, with an option to operate and maintain it. Due to be rolled out in 2021, the system will use Init’s MOBILEvario back-office software. Init will supply 100 cash ...

  • DeepBlue Technology unveiled its Smart Panda Bus autonomous vehicle at the New Generation Artificial Intelligence Future Development Summit in Shanghai.
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    Smart Panda Bus demonstrates ‘intelligent’ technologies

    2019-01-21T16:48:32Z

    CHINA: DeepBlue Technology unveiled its Smart Panda Bus autonomous vehicle at the New Generation Artificial Intelligence Future Development Summit in Shanghai on January 18. Smart Panda Bus incorporates Shanghai-based DeepBlue Technology’s autopilot, finger vein recognition, voice interaction and advertising systems, as well as vehicle monitoring, intelligent unmanned retail, abnormal behaviour ...

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    Masabi to bring mobile ticketing to Japan

    2019-01-17T09:34:38Z

    JAPAN: Journey planning company Jorudan has signed a partnership agreement with Masabi to integrate mobile ticketing into its product offering. The agreement announced on January 16 will see Jorudan integrate Masabi’s Justride mobile ticketing software development kit, including Justride Inspect ticket validation, into its apps. The Japanese company ...

  • Transport for London has awarded Engineering Support Group Ltd a contract to supply a Physical Prevention of Over-Speeding automatic braking system for the Croydon tram network.
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    UK tram operators study automatic braking systems

    2019-01-15T12:26:59Z

    UK: British tramway operators have told Metro Report International they are taking a close interest in Transport for London’s deployment of an automatic tram braking system, and are working through light rail industry body UK Tram to assess whether similar technology would be suitable for use on the country’s ...

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit has worked with HaCon to develop BART Trip Planner web, iOS and Android apps for multimodal door-to-door journey planning in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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    BART launches end-to-end journey planner for the San Francisco area

    2019-01-09T13:50:40Z

    USA: Bay Area Rapid Transit has worked with HaCon to develop BART Trip Planner web, iOS and Android apps for multimodal door-to-door journey planning in the San Francisco Bay Area. Siemens-owned technology company HaCon said it was a ‘major upgrade’ from the previous system, which was solely based on the ...

  • JR East began testing driverless operation on the Yamanote Line in the early hours of December 30 (Photo: Akihiro Nakamura).
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    East Japan Railway tests driverless operation

    2019-01-03T08:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing automatic train operation on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, with a view to assessing the feasibility of converting routes to driverless operation. The 34·5 km circular route was selected for testing because it does not share tracks with other lines. JR East envisages that ...

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    Paris regional smart ticketing contract awarded

    2018-12-21T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités has selected a consortium of payment technology company Worldline and digital platform supplier Conduent to implement its Smart Navigo ticketing programme. The authority aims to begin rolling out new ticketing products from 2019, gradually replacing paper tickets with contactless technology. It will become ...

  • South Yorkshire transport ticketing organisation TravelMaster is to deploy the Rambus Ticketing suite.
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    TravelMaster selects Rambus to supply South Yorkshire ticketing system

    2018-12-20T09:00:00Z

    UK: South Yorkshire transport ticketing organisation TravelMaster is to deploy the Rambus Ticketing suite to enable train, tram and bus passengers to purchase smart ticketing products online. The five-year agreement will see Rambus provide its HOPS back office, web retail and smart ticket collector app technology for the secure delivery ...

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    Integrating driverless road shuttles into public transport

    2018-12-05T14:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Bestmile and Init announced on November 28 that they will work together to develop technologies to enable the incorporation of driverless road vehicles into public transport operations. Focusing on autonomous vehicles for first and last-mile services connecting to transport hubs, the companies aim to integrate their respective back-end ...

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    Contactless payment arrives on Sydney Trains

    2018-12-05T08:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The open payment ticketing trial in Sydney was expanded on November 27 to include the Sydney Trains network and NSW Train Link services that accept Opal cards. Transport for New South Wales began a contactless ticketing trial on the Manly Ferry service in July 2017 using open payment ...

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    Valley Metro launches incident reporting app

    2018-12-03T06:00:00Z

    USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro has launched AlertVM, a free safety and security app which passengers can use to discreetly report suspicious activity, vandalism, graffiti, disruptive behavior and maintenance issues to staff, or receive notifications about service delays. ‘We are committed to providing our riders with a safe and reliable light ...

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    CBTC goes live on New York’s 7-Flushing Subway line

    2018-11-27T11:42:46Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed on November 26 that CBTC had been activated along the length of the 7-Flushing Subway line. The 16 km Flushing Line runs from 34th Street/Hudson Yards in Manhattan to Main Street, Flushing via Queensboro Plaza, carrying both local and express services at ...