Smart Transport technology for Smart Cities

At Coach & Bus Live 2015, Parkeon will demonstrate how its Smart Transport programme is helping to bring the vision of Smart Cities to life through innovations in automatic fare collection and real-time data management.

Across the UK and globally, Parkeon is improving operator efficiency and transforming the experience of consumers by integrating ticketing and journey validation for multi-modal travel with ID-based and smart, contactless payment protocols including Apple Pay.

The most recent addition to the Smart Transport portfolio – which will feature at this year’s Coach & Bus Live event – is the next generation Wayfarer6 driver console, an important building block in the company’s future-proofed technology pathway for transport operators.

Wayfarer6 (Cut Out)

Wayfarer6

As Gavin Trimnell, Head of Sales and Marketing at Parkeon, states: “The Wayfarer6 is built on open systems and standards to take advantage of emerging technologies, yet at the same time is backward compatible with the successful Wayfarer200 platform software. It includes a high performance 32 bit processor for fast transaction processing and printing, multi-format contactless capability – including EMV contactless bank cards and ITSO – along with barcode reading, 4G connectivity, location-aware SatNav/route learning, and a touchscreen option.

“Importantly for operators, the Wayfarer6 is BSOG up-lift compliant, supporting both ITSO and AVL requirements.”

The new console also provides automatic destination updating, 2-way driver messaging, RTI and fleet management, along with sophisticated third party integration covering scheduling systems, vehicle telematics, voice radio systems, CCTV and passenger Wi-Fi. In addition, the Wayfarer6 communicates with Parkeon’s new cloud-based back office, offering web-based reporting and system configuration, with flexible options for client hosting and managing operator systems.