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Tartu tests hands-free ticketing; full launch by 2018, Estonia [free access]

November 13, 2017

Turnit OÜ (former T solutions) has begun public testing of the hands-free ticketing solution, branded Jiffi, on public buses in Tartu, Estonia. The smart phone-based Jiffi application (app) is developed on the Turnit BiBo platform. It will be tested till end-2017 with at least 1,000 people who live in Tartu and have Android smart phones.

 

The app uses secure Bluetooth Low Energy beacons that detect passenger’s entry and exit from the bus.

 

In August and September 2017, a pilot test was conducted with a group of at least 50 people. The system is planned to be officially launched by early 2018 and is likely to be the first solution of its kind in the world.