Outlook for development
LMJ works to develop the modernising transport industry with the aim of updating and improving systems used in public transport, and making passengers’ journeys smoother.
Identification-based ticketing system and mobile services
LMJ is introducing its mobile application in phases during the course of 2018. The Waltti mobile application uses an account-based back-end system, which offers flexible opportunities to use various travel products. In an account-based ticketing system, the right to travel is managed in back-end systems and there is an on-line connection from fare collection devices to the back-end system. In an account-based ticketing system, customers can use e.g. a smart phone, a payment card, smart watch or another identifier as identification for payment.
Contactless EMV payment
LMJ is involved in a project initiated by HSL and other large urban regions to prepare the phased deployment of contactless payment in public transport. The aim is to cooperate to build a shared public transport back-end system for use by public transport competent authorities. The management of passengers’ rights to travel and various tickets in the back-end system allows for more flexible ticket pricing and a wider range of tickets offered. The connection and packaging of public transport tickets into other services will also be easier.
Digitransit journey planner service
Digitransit is a journey planner based on open-source code implemented in cooperation between three actors (HSL, the Finnish Transport Agency and TVV LMJ Oy).
This cooperation has made possible the deployment of a shared service and promoted the development and maintenance of Digitransit as a modern journey planner. Deployment as an open-source solution has also made it possible for the general public to participate in the development of the journey planner.
A real-time information system
The services includes the real-time information for the Digitransit journey planner, including e.g. vehicle location data, prediction calculations and disruption management. A new method of informing customers of disruption can also be added to the package by using e.g. social media, various real-time screen solutions at transport stops and in vehicles, or if desired, by making use of virtual screens in customers’ devices.