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The growth in the world’s population and the emergence of megacities and urban areas are accompanied by a growing need for mobility. To ensure that in the future public transport systems can handle large numbers of people, modern ticketing systems must be put into place that permit a high passenger throughput.
G&D’s contactless ticketing systems have been implemented around the globe since the mid 1990s, with great success. Not only do they enjoy high customer acceptance, they also reduce capital spendings, and help to optimize costs for transport operators. They make public transport far more attractive, and are increasingly offering a sustainable alternative to using cars.
According to the UN, by 2015 there will be more than 60 “megacities” inhabited by more than 600 million people – whose urban transport systems are reaching their capacity.
Conventional paper ticket systems are simply not capable of meeting the challenges to come. Modern systems with contactless tickets, which are starting to appear all over the world, do however fulfill these conditions. They also reduce investment expenditure and maintenance costs. Their customer-friendliness is an additional advantage, as all interactions between the customer and the backend system take place through contactless smartcards. The cards are also equipped with complex security features that protect the customer’s data and flow of funds against unauthorized access.
Numerous technologies now exist worldwide that are capable of handling the needs of urban environments. Giesecke & Devrient has been equipping transport companies with revolutionary contactless tickets since the 1990s, regardless of the technology being used. These longstanding customer relationships are proof of G&D's reliability and extraordinarily high quality standards.