An Improved Model Design for Fare Collection in Local Buses using RFID Technology

By Tanzilur Rahman.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Transportation is one of the most important public sectors in a country. With the increase of population, transport sector is getting a tough challenge to meet the public demand and satisfaction. To meet the increased expectation, local transport systems have been improved with the help of modern technology. For an easier and comfortable way of collecting fares based on the passenger’s destination different technology have been used so far. Smart card reading techniques (like Oyster in United Kingdom) are well used in this case where cards store cash required for a journey. Though RFID technology is used in these techniques, there are still some problems with these systems. For example, in some cases a fixed amount of fare is deducted without considering the destination length the passenger is traveling. This is beneficial for someone moving far but might not be good enough for someone going to a near marketplace. In a short, public transit fare collection technique is still not developed at a satisfactory level even though other applications like toll fair collection, car parking authorization etc are well improved through successful deployment of RFID system. This study proposes an improved model based on RFID where passenger’s starting and ending point of journey is considered and so it will be possible to deduct fares only for the distance travelled. The paper also describes detail implementation strategy and advantages of the system over others.

Keywords: RFID, Transportation, Smart Card

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.59-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 748.484KB).

Tanzilur Rahman

Student, Electronic Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

I am a MSc. student in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Sheffield. Currently I am working on my thesis which is about designing a model for non-invasive measurement of glucose in human blood. My principal task is to integrate different filtering technique with Principal Component Regression (PCR) model while isolating glucose from blood components and identifying the best or optimum solution. Another important project I worked on was to design a high throughput Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) system. As part of a group of students I had designed a AES model using VHDL that is capable of computing at 3.22 Gbps of speed. My bachelor degree is in Computer Engineering and during that time I got some interest on RFID technology. I did a good deal of study on this technology and also visited a RFID based application developer and service provider company named Deltech BD Ltd. RFID is always at my high interest and any news on RFID applications attracts me most. I have a hope to be involved with the industry relating to this technology in near future.

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