The automated fare collection systems implemented by the Smart Technologies Group are developed using advanced technology and technological and organizational decisions in the field of the public transport, adapted for use in Russian conditions. The introduction methodology, including passenger education, is consistent with the requirements of Moscow and the Moscow area.
Main objectives of the introduction of AFCS (Automated Fare Collection System) are to increase revenue, improve the quality of passenger transport and decrease the reliance on grants from the regional budget. The latter is especially important in connection with the transfer of public transport to municipal control.
АFCS is a tool with which assists in the solving of problems in improving public transport in regions, and provides trustworthy information for decision-making in the development of public transport.
The Smart Technologies Group has successfully implemented AFCS with the following companies: