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Automated Fare Collection

NEC provides transit agencies such as bus and railway operators with automated fare collection system leveraged by contactless smart card with IC chip equipped. The system realizes accurate and reliable fare collection, contributing towards stable and productive business. Also, NEC offers from light AFC to large scale AFC with clearing and interoperability, in accordance with the development process of public transportation.
The Schedule Optimization System provides the bus schedules per route that hit the lowest EWT, optimizing the bus operator’s corporate asset, such as available fleets and bus drivers, while considering the restriction instances such as bus travel time between stops and between depots as well as labor factors such as shirt schedules, break time, and maximum working hours and such conditions

Conceptual illustration of overall transit system smart card system


  • Analytics Engine
    The system offers the optimzied bus schedule, leveraged by analytics engine.
  • Clearing
    NEC offers AFC dedicated to single operator, as well as AFC utilized by multiple operators featuring clearing house.
  • Rich Experience and Technology
    NEC supports AFC introduction with rich know-how and technology which have been accumulated while providing wide range of solutions to the transportation industry for a long term.

Expected effects

  • Accurate and reliable fare collection, fraud prevention
  • Promotion of utilization by improving convenience of public transportation
  • Maintenance cost reduction by contactless card usage
  • Various service offer with smart card.