Martin Howell with the brand new Video Ticket Office
Cubic, which has a revenue collection heritage going back nearly 40 years, is highlighting elements of the technology behind its Nextcity vision for the future here at the ITS World Congress.
The goal for Nextcity is an integrated, multi-modal urban travel payment and information platform. Nextcity envisions a fully-integrated whole of transport, journey and payments management systems. It will enable a more efficient way of regulating, planning and informing all modes of travel within a given region, by mining and using payment and information data to educate and manage travellers’ choices through the provision of integrated real-time information and dynamic pricing.
It is aimed not only towards transport operators but also regional transport planners who manage demand across the infrastructure of whole cities or regions.
Cubic says Nextcity will maximise the benefit of truly real-time traveller information and encompass mobile apps, message signs, tolling and usage charging, parking accounts and journey planning systems. Moreover, it leverages the convergence of public transit and intelligent transportation systems technologies that reward travellers and operators with optimised multi-modal journeys through integrated fare and payment solutions while simultaneously providing planners tools to manage transportation assets in real-time.
Here at the ITS World Congress, Cubic is also launching its brand new Video Ticket Office (VTO) which has been developed in response to operators’ challenge of meeting passengers’ continuing demand for manned ticket offices cost effectively.’