An increasing number of German citizens are now using cards or smartphones for payments in small amounts. The German government has also encouraged the use of contactless payment methods wherever possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Payment on public transport should be quick, safe and hygienic. Problems with payment and any subsequent time delays should be eliminated via cashless payment.
- Improving punctuality in bus schedules
- Providing a quick, safe and hygienic payment method for bus passengers
The VWG Solution
The VWG has implemented a contactless and mobile payment solution on the entire bus fleet in Oldenburg. All combined on-board computers and ticking printers have been replaced with EVENDpc3 units to support the contactless payment method.
At the heart of the solution is the cVEND plug. The payment module is integrated flush in the on-board computer. The cVEND plug can be mounted on the machine of choice with the cVEND plug modular kit, consisting of distance framing. These distance frames ensure that there is sufficient space between the terminal and any metal surface. Metal interference is thus eliminated.
The cVEND plug covers a wide range of payment options including girocards, debit cards, credit cards, GooglePAY or Apple PAY payments via NFC-enabled smartphones. A single tap or wave of the card or device on the cVEND plug payment terminal results in the automatic printing of the ticket. The process is completed in a few seconds. No pin is required, thus ensuring contactless payment.
Transaction via card or smartphone app is transmitted online via the cVEND terminal through a payment gateway to the card-issuing bank. Information is instantly received by the terminal, confirming the payment and authorizing passengers for boarding with a printed ticket.
The quick payment process also ensures that bus schedules are adhered to, eliminating any delays with payment. Buses can leave the bus stop on time.
Hardware & Software
- FEIG ELECTRONIC: cVEND plug
- Quick, safe and hygienic payment method
- Optimized safety for bus drivers and passengers
- Improved punctuality in bus schedules
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