The recent launch of mobile ticketing for public transport in the state of Victoria, Australia, is a strong indication that mobile transit has truly arrived. Servicing the entire state of Australia’s second largest state, Victoria, Public Transport Victoria’s network (PTV) is enormous. The system, powered by NTT DATA, involves buses, trains, and trams and supports more than 1.6 million passengers a day. There are 15 million active myki fare cards based on NXP’s MIFARE DESFire ICs, and PTV processes 600 million transactions annually, making the state of Victoria, one of the largest ticketing systems worldwide. Users can easily digitize their myki transit card with NXP’s MIFARE 2GO cloud service and Google Pay.
So why do transit agencies around the world decide to move to mobile ticketing? Here are five reasons.
Mobile ticketing not only enhances public transport, it’s also a natural complement to existing smart card-based transit systems. With the MIFARE 2GO end-to-end cloud service solution, NXP digitizes traditional transit passes so they can seamlessly work on NFC-enabled mobile devices, and at the same time, brings transit authorities into the future of digitalization.