For all of us that have to put up with people fumbling for train passes, holding up the line on the gantry, this technology upgrade is placed to save you a few frustrated mere seconds.
Singapore plans to demo a new system at rail channels that will let commuters walk straight-through a station gantry, Â without needing to stop and tap a teach pass, Today Online reports.
The new gantries will present long-range RFID, which is purportedly capable to detect fare cards in somebody’s bag. The transport authority can also be considering Bluetooth as an alternative technology to offer the same effect.
The present transport cards, under Singapore’s EZ-Link system, use short-range RFID, plus need to be tapped on the gantry viewer. The system is similar to those used in lots of other cities in the UK, Japan, plus Hong Kong.
While the concept is obviously futuristic, it appears that Singapore was contemplating a far more intrusive system about 2 yrs ago. That system, based on the “Be-In/Be-Out” model, would track an individual because they moved through the train network, through entering a station to last destination, in order to calculate the right do.
Plenty of other places have got toyed with this idea too, such as the UK, and Dubai. Many of the idea ideas relied on Bluetooth, plus some vendors say that’ll allow individuals to do away with the entire train pass, plus use their phones as their person tickets.
It certainly noises convenient, but the privacy issues linked to the concept sound like a pretty hairy clutter.