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E-payment option on Mwasalat buses

E-payment option on Mwasalat buses

Japan’s NEC Corporation stated that it has been awarded an intelligent transportation method (ITS) project by the Oman National Transport Company (Mwasalat). The method is scheduled to be launched by the final quarter of this year.

NEC will supply the most recent ICT-primarily based systems from its transportation options suite, which includes its automated fare collection method (AFCS) and automated car place method (AVLS). These systems will be installed on roughly 200 buses to boost the public transport service that offer service to more than 20,000 passengers each and every day.

The AFCS attributes contactless electronic payments by means of the use of a mobile application which will allow cashless, precise and dependable fare collection, according to a statement from NEC. “Moreover, AVLS software uses GPS to share real-time service updates with the bus control centre, which helps maintain bus assets, operations, safety and customer satisfaction. The information is also relayed to a smart passenger information mobile application.”

Ahmed Ali al Bulushi, CEO, Mwasalat, stated, “We believe that NEC’s sophisticated technologies will make our public transport operations more efficient and raise passenger satisfaction. Our ITS project will lead efforts for developing a smarter and more efficient bus transportation system in countries throughout the Middle East.”

“We are very pleased that our smart transportation solutions will contribute to enhancing public transport services by making rides safer and more efficient for both passengers and drivers,” stated Tsuyoshi Furukawa, president &amp CEO, NEC in the GCC.

“NEC is committed to providing valuable solutions for society. We will continue proposing innovative new solutions using smart transportation technologies, both in the Middle East and around the world.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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