12 Oct '17, 7am

Hands-free fare gates, autonomous food-delivery trolleys on show at Future of Transport exhibition

Hands-free fare gates, autonomous food-delivery trolleys on show at Future of Transport exhibition

SINGAPORE - Breezing through the fare gates at an MRT station - without the need to tap in or out with a travel card - could be the reality for Singapore's public transport system in the future. Fares will be paid automatically via a commuter's mobile device using Bluetooth technology, or with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) card he carries. This "hands-free" fare gate, which will be tested at selected train stations in 2018, is among several innovations being displayed at the Future of Transport showcase, held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. The exhibition, which depicts the Republic's vision of the future of air, land and sea transport, is organised in conjunction with the 23rd Asean Transport Ministers Meeting. The two-day event kicked off on Thursday (Oct 12) and is chaired by Singapore this year. At the showcase, transport delegate...

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