Thales and its key partner MiTAC Information Technology Corporation in Taiwan, will collaborate on a project to design and implement an upgraded Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the Taipei Metro Network and retrofit the existing AFC equipment. This project aims to enable Multiple Electronic Payment options across 120 stations. The upgraded system will incorporate EMV fare media, including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and JCB, as well as QR code payment options such as TRTC SJQR and 3rd party QR codes (LinePay Money Transit QR, EasyCard Transit QR, iCash Transit QR). Currently, the payment options are only a contactless token/ticket purchased at vending machine or ticket office and contactless stored value card (Easycard, iCash and iPass).
Jean-Marc Reynaud, Vice President, Revenue Collection Systems, Thales: ‘We are very pleased to collaborate with our long term partner MiTAC on this project for the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit in Taiwan. The award of this project has reinforced the position of Thales in the transportation market in Taiwan with the support and trust from our long term customer and partner. We look forward to many more achievements and occasions to demonstrate our expertise together in the future.’
Kent Chen, Vice President, Mitac Kent CHEN, vice-président, Mitac said: ‘We are proud to maintain a long term partnership with Thales GTS and this project award is demonstrated our huge success and winning customer trust on our technology solutions. The next key milestone would be to deliver the project as committed.’