Public transport is one of the areas most affected by the Covid -19 epidemic, with the greatest impact on people's lives. Reduced willingness to travel negatively affects the city life. At the same time, as soon as any restrictions are lifted, we need to keep cities moving, so that we can better deal with the consequences of this exceptional situation.
The transport operators are searching for ways to minimise the risk of infection and regain passenger confidence. Our check-in and information systems are one of the tools that can help.
Physical contact minimisation
Contactless fare payments reduce the disease transmission risk. In some check-in systems, the fare is selected automatically, so passengers do not even have to touch any check-in terminals. In most cases, it is not necessary to manipulate any card, token, or telephone. Just bring your wallet, bag or pendant closer to the terminal.
Contactless payments also reduce physical contact in intercity vehicles with payment at the driver's location. In addition, the modern check-in system reduces the time required for check-in, thus preventing the accumulation of passengers during their boarding.
In addition to payment by contactless cards, it is also possible to perform contactless check-in using 2D codes, most often QR codes, tickets or mobile device displays, which are then checked in vehicle validators or on-board computers.
Personnel health protection
In addition to protecting the passengers health, personnel health protection is our priority as well. Contactless payments at the driver’s location or contactless transport control. Remote equipment monitoring reduces the need for any field trips and reduces the frequency of preventive inspections.
Greater use of self-service devices can reduce the burden of human-operated pre-sales. This is aided by ticket machines, multifunctional terminals offering pre-sales services or online applications.
Adaptation to exceptional situations
Thanks to the operational information from the check-in devices, the transport company understands the utilisation of its connections and can better respond to any potential changes. Exceptional situations can change passenger behaviour very quickly. For example, the utilisation of connections among tourist monuments will decrease, and there will be a demand for connections important for practical life in the city.
A modern check-in system can help reduce operating costs. Self-service sales, cashless payments, reduction of the use of paper documents, cash handling volume reduction, online environment, remote equipment monitoring and optimisation of connections. These are all tools that can save costs. In addition, more convenient check-in can attract additional passengers.
If you wish to learn more, we will be happy to suggest a specific solution. Please contact our sales department.