The project is based on the implementation of the ticketing and access control system for the new transport system in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. It aims to supply and manage all the systems related to the sale of transport tickets and validation, becoming extensive and convergent for the entire metro network (six lines, 80 stations, with a total of 175 km) and public buses (around 1,000 vehicles) from the city.
The project includes the development and installation of the central team (in charge of collecting data on the equipment and distribution of configurations), automatic machines and ticket offices (manually operated sales teams), and steps and validators (user card validation teams).
Through contactless technology, all users will be able to access this entire transportation system, carrying only one card that allows them to validate in an agile and fast way just by presenting it in the readers installed in the bus network and metro lines. Contactless uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which enables high-frequency, short-range wireless communication. The NFC technology standards cover communication protocols and data exchange formats between various devices, and are based on ISO 14443 [Radio Frecuency identification (RFID)].
Likewise, contactless gives the logic and intelligence necessary to the entire Ticketing system, programming and configuring the devices to attend to the operations of users, both for travelers and operators.
The objective is to make the system intelligent in such a way that it provides the user with greater functionality, ease and intuition in its use.
Type of project: Railway
Ad Maiorem intervention: development of comprehensive Ticketing systems for railway transport.
Location: Madrid, Spain.
- ISO / IEC 14443 - Identification cards, integrated contactless circuit cards, proximity cards.