Is Be-in Be-out the Future of Ticketing?
Smart cards have long been an established form of ticketing for many forms of transport and are well-known for their improved speed and versatility. In 4Q 2016, the Road Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai, as part of its “Smart Dubai” initiative, announced it will commence a proof of concept for a Be-in Be-out (BIBO) smart ticketing system for its bus services. This new system will, in theory, negate any authentication time delay, as there is no need to tap in/out or produce a card/ticket. Simply, the user needs to have an active device/card on his or her person.
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