12 Oct '17, 9am

Subway stations could soon allow you to walk through without needing to tap your card

For all of us who have to put up with people fumbling for their train passes, holding up the line at the gantry, this technology upgrade is set to save you a few frustrated seconds. Singapore plans to trial a new system at rail stations that will let commuters walk straight through a station gantry, without having to stop and tap a train pass, Today Online reports. SEE ALSO: Melbourne could soon be naming its train stations after locations in 'Game of Thrones' The new gantries will boast long-range RFID, which is purportedly able to detect fare cards in someone's bag. The transport authority is also considering Bluetooth as an alternative technology to achieve the same effect. '#Handsfree ' fare gantry systems to be tested at #MRT stations from next year: #LTA https://t.co/cuC3ViiOKt pic.twitter.com/ca2JxG4x2U — TODAY (@TODAYonline) October 12, 2017 The current transport c...

Full article: http://mashable.com/2017/10/12/singapore-train-gantry-tra...

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