GlobalPlatform has launched a Transportation Task Force to contribute to the evolution of smart ticketing solutions and to promote the benefits that GlobalPlatform’s technology can bring to the sector.
The Transportation Task Force will aim to create a forum with other transportation organizations to promote the value that interoperable technology can add to smart ticketing implementations. The group will also work with the organization’s Card, Device and Systems Committees to modify and advance GlobalPlatform’s existing specifications to address specific requirements as highlighted by the industry.
The aim of this activity is to develop a standard travel media that will offer multi-transportation network ticketing solutions which provide a variety of additional services to passengers, for example bike rental or banking services.
The task force’s first priority is to publish a white paper that will position GlobalPlatform’s offering to the transportation sector by detailing how its neutral and scalable technology can be adopted by the market today without customization. The paper will also explain how GlobalPlatform Specifications enable the usage of a third-party media, for example a mobile phone, to undertake e-ticketing transactions; enhance mobility by facilitating the co-existence of different local transport applications on the same media; and allow transport operators to enrich services by offering new applications throughout the lifecycle of the solution.
The Transportation Task Force will work with GlobalPlatform’s Mobile Task Force. This group has established links with associations such as StoLPaN, European Telecommunications Standards Institute, EMVCo, GSM Association, European Payments Council, Association Européenne Payez Mobile, Ulysse and the Mobey Forum.