Public transportation systems primarily involve controlled access, recording movement of passengers and ensuring fare collection. Across the world, these systems are automated or semi-automated and this involves the utilization of RFID Technology. RFID Tags are geared to perform all these functions and cater to the needs of such systems.
Tags can in the form of Smart Tickets, AFC tokens, or RFID enabled contactless cards. All these tags offer benefits of low-cost reusable tags, collection of accurate data, and quick and efficient movement of passengers. The need for manual intervention is also lower and accounting records are better maintained with respect to cash collections.
RFID tags can be used across railways, metros, buses among other public transport systems.