TCF News

Updated on 15th November 2019

China: facial recognition security on subways
Abacus News
A subway system in China will soon know if you've been naughty or nice using only facial recognition technology. The Beijing Subway plans to introduce security screenings that use an AI-powered camera system to divide passengers into groups. When passengers enter a station, facial recognition will check them against a database. If the system prompts security staff, other security measures will be adopted, according to Zhan Minghui, director of Beijing Rail Traffic Control Center.
(Hope it’s faster than the rubbish system at UK airports: Ed.)

London is testing on-demand public transport services that you can book with an app
People can now pay for journeys on the city's tube, bus and overground rail network using contactless cards or their smartphone, although contactless ...

Bus passengers turning to contactless in record numbers, says FirstGroup
AOL Travel UK
More bus passengers paid with contactless and mobile apps rather than cash on FirstGroup's local bus routes for the first time in its history, the ...

Evening News readers respond to calls for a London-style Oyster card in Edinburgh
Edinburgh News
We already have contactless which does exactly this. I haven't used my Oyster card in London since contactless payment was introduced down there ...

Placing Public Transport at the Center of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Masabi PR
Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is the movement towards the integration of services that allows a customer to use whichever mobility service is the best fit for a journey (public and private) from the moment they leave their front door until they reach their destination, planning and paying seamlessly based on what, and how much they use.

New Zealand: New bus ticket system set to go live in December
A much-delayed and over-budget transport payment system, to be shared between nine regions, has met D-Day, and wider Manawatū bus passengers are set to be the guinea pigs. The Regional Integrated Ticketing System would allow public transport users to have one payment card across nine council areas.

Exactly how Crossrail is going to fit in to the London Underground
You'll be able to use your contactless card to tap in and out of stations, although there will be a gradual introduction of this so it won't be available in all ...
(A confused and confusing scenario for cEMV and Oyster over parts of the Crossrail line: Ed.)

What happens when you pay wrong on the London Underground, trams and buses
Before using TfL services ensure you keep all your contactless and Oyster cards separate. It's best if you take the card you want to use out of your ...

IoT and the race for the car of the future
When people think of the car of the future they usually imagine something that drives (or even flies!) itself – but there's much more to innovation in the ...

Paragon ID acquires Thames Technology
Paragon ID PR
Paragon ID, leading provider of identification solutions for Transport, e-ID, Track & Trace, Brand Protection and Payment is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of the British company Thames Card Technology Ltd., a card manufacturer.

You can now pay contactless on Chester's park and ride buses
Cheshire Live
Cheshire West and Chester Council have worked with Stagecoach Bus to introduce contactless payments on the city's park and ride buses.

Citymapper's Oyster Card Competitor Has Expanded To Zones 3-4
What's more, with contactless bank cards accepted all over the capital's transportation network, what's the point of a travel card, anyway? And finally ...

Calls made for mandatory acceptance of credit and debit card payments in Dublin taxis
Calls have been made for it to be made mandatory for Dublin taxi drivers to accept credit and debit card payments for fares. Dublin Chamber has made a submission to the National Transport Authority calling for the introduction of card payment facilities in all of the city's cabs.

Ericsson IoT solution powers more efficient solar-powered transport
Ericsson (press release) (blog)
Ericsson IoT solution powers more efficient solar-powered transport ... the power of IoT and solar energy for more sustainable transport solutions.

Visa expands public transit program to encourage contactless fare collection
Mobile Payments Today
"Transit riders around the world are embracing the speed, security and convenience of traveling with contactless payments, and transit agencies have ...

Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road Introduce Mail&Ride eTix Delivery
Masabi PR
The MTA’s Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road will today start providing customers who subscribe to Mail&Ride monthly tickets the option of receiving them electronically on their mobile devices, allowing customers another convenient option to purchase monthly tickets.

First Group and Corethree link up for mobile ticketing in Google Pay
MobileMarketing Magazine
First Group, one of the UK's largest bus operators, and mobile ticketing provider Corethree have teamed up with ITSO Transit Hub – a subsidiary of ...

…and the ITSO PR version of the above (Ed.)
ITSO Transit Hub and First Group deliver industry-first mobile ticketing on buses
ITSO Transit Hub Ltd and First Group, one of the UK’s largest bus operators, are joining forces to deliver ITSO-compatible mobile ticketing to First Bus passengers through Google Pay. A first for bus passengers in the UK, trials of ITSO on Mobile, ITSO Transit Hub Ltd.’s mobile ticketing technology, are currently underway with First Bus Glasgow before being rolled out to more than 1.6 million passengers across the First Bus network.

Uber will pay drivers and couriers after every trip
Uber plans to integrate Apple Pay and Google Pay with its wallet next year, Uber Money chief Peter Hazlehurst told CNBC. When that happens ...

UK: The new London-style smart travel card coming to Merseyside and how it will work
Merseyside will soon get a new London-style travel system - with a new smart card for getting around the region.  A new MetroCard smart travel scheme is to replace the Liverpool City Region’s Walrus card.