Automated Fare Collection (AFC)

AFC solutions are specifically tailored to meet the requirements of each transit operation on a case-by-case basis. However, these typically include:

On-board systems (Bus / BRT Trunk / Minibus taxi)

  • On-Board Computer, comprising, for example:
    • Processor and software
    • Driver input Interface (Keys or touch-screen keys)
    • Driver output Interface ( Screen)
    • GPRS /3G / WiFi / Bluetooth communications 
    • GPS
    • Serial / Ethernet / USB connectivity
    • Optional CAN Bus interface
  • EMV plus NDOT certified Contactless card validator (optionally with Mifare compatibility as well)
  • Mobile Payment solutions
  • Optional Passenger Counter Hardware and Software (anti fare-evasion)
  • CCTV Cameras and on-board unit (when used for Passenger Counting (anti fare-evasion)) 
  • Optional on-board Screens displaying advertising and entertainment content (To increase operator revenue)

 

BRT Trunk Stations

  • EMV plus NDOT certified Contactless card validator (optionally with Mifare compatibility as well), with host processor and communications to backend.
  • High-Speed Commuter Gates (or turnstiles)
  • Ticket Office Machines linked to EMV NDOT compliant Card terminals for Funds or Ticket load (with optional Mifare compatibility)
  • Self-Service EMV NDOT compliant Ticket Vending Machines (with optional Mifare compatibility)

 

Retail Agents

  • Ticket Office Machines linked to EMV NDOT compliant Card terminals for Funds or Ticket load (with optional Mifare compatibility) with communications to backend.

 

AFC Backend System (With Basic Transit Electronic Management System (“EMS” functionality, comprising, for example:

  • AFC Backend Servers 
  • AFC Backend Software, providing the following typical functionality:
    • Route Management 
    • Fare Management
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Driver Registration
    • Vehicle position monitoring (including real-time tracking and geo-fencing where required)
    • Scheduling & Planning System (Where not part of an associated APTMS System)
    • Driver and Vehicle Rostering ((Where not part of an associated APTMS System)
  • EMV dual-interface card issuing host (Postilion)
  • Transaction processing , switching and acquiring (Postilion)
  • Mobile Payment solutions
  • Settlement and bespoke funds disbursement to specified beneficiaries
  • Transit Ticket issuing and management Solution. (Including Web-based Ticket purchasing )
  • Interoperable EMV NDOT Funds & Ticket load plus interoperable Ticket acceptance solution
  • Passenger Counter data or CCTV analysis (anti fare-evasion) 
  • Generation of numerous detailed reports, e.g.  passenger volumes / fares / adherence to schedules / NDOT subsidy reports
  • Optional on-board screens displaying advertising and entertainment content (Additional operator revenue)