IFM Project conclusions

IMG_8125-100hRoutes to European IFM Interoperability

  • Track 1 (Priority Lane) Interoperability through common multi-application processes and a Common Portal
  • Track 2 (Long Haul) Common EU-IFM Application and Templates

EU-IFM Priority Lane Deliverables

  • Greater Awareness of benefits of smartcard solutions for mobility to both Customers and Transport Operators
  • Widest possible range of Media leading to cost benefits
  • Access over-the-internet and over-the-air
  • Transportability and Interoperability of Media between schemes
  • Respect of Privacy across schemes
  • Enhancement of Security and minimisation of Fraud
  • Consensus on value of cooperation
  • Dissemination of knowledge of how to set up a scheme
  • Promotion of Best Practice to spread excellence
  • Facilitation of Back Office communication … demonstrating material benefits to Customer, the Green Agenda, Mobility and Social Inclusion

EU-IFM Long Haul Vision

  • Seamless accessibility to different Public Transport Networks using the same Portable Media
  • Smartcards will have migrated to a Secure Element on a Portable Object (Mobile Phone, PDA, USB device etc)
  • Individual IFM Transport Applications can co-reside in a multi-application environment
  • An EU-IFM Transport Application usable across many Networks
  • Payment processes are no longer a barrier to the use of Public Transport across EU

The NFC Offer for Transport

  • NFC offers a unique opportunity to engage travellers.
  • Minimum Specification and Composite Certification
  • Trusted Service Provision
  • Seamless links between Journey Planning, Ticket Selection and access to multiple Public Transport Networks across borders

Issues raised

  • Co-ordination between Pilots
  • Early Adoption to avoid wasteful expenditure
  • Migration of Legacy Schemes
  • Ensuring sufficient space available on media
  • Convergence with Payment developments in NFC and Mobile EMV / SEPA
  • Payment Currency and Settlement