Ticketless has launched on the SevernNet buzz service, operated by Wessex Bus in Avonmouth. Passengers can now use the new SevernNet buzz app (available for Android and iOS) for a more convenient journey and easy access to personalized timetables.
Ticketless is a low-cost m-ticketing solution that allows operators to replace expensive hardware by using passengers’ smart devices as ticket validators. The system involves 2-in-1 NFC and barcode stickers placed on the vehicle, which are tapped or scanned by passengers while boarding.
Carl Partridge, CEO of UrbanThings said “We’re delighted to be bringing Ticketless to the SevernNet buzz service. I strongly believe that the transport ticketing of the future doesn’t rely on expensive onboard hardware, and it’s a privilege to set that in motion here in Avonmouth.”
Government-backed innovation agency, Innovate UK, invested £100,000 towards the research and development of Ticketless back in 2017. This pilot program marks the first public outing of the technology.
Later in 2018, the same service will pilot Check-in/Be-out (CiBo) and Be-in/Be-out (BiBo) powered by Bluetooth beacons.