IFM Project vision, drivers, aims

Drivers towards Public Transport:

  • Social inclusion
  • Mobility
  • Harmonisation
  • Procurement
  • Scale economics
  • support for the Green Agenda by removing barriers to modal switching

EU-IFM needs to support interoperability at three levels:

  • Local Schemes
  • National Schemes
  • International Schemes

The main National IFM organisations have a shared vision:

  • Create an EU-IFM network to provide direction, co-ordination, networking of Best Practice,
  • Implementation planning of a pan-European IFM initiative
  • Promote the use of multi-application smart media including NFC; and the Security and Certification of devices
  • Payment mechanism no longer a barrier to travel Initial funding from European Commission

Aim is to ensure cross-border interoperability of Transport Smartcards is enabled across Europe by developing a Road Map towards a Europe-wide concept where:

  • Customers use their chosen smart media (such as NFC smartphone) outside their home network
  • Transport authorities have the tool-set to build new systems using standardised Specifications
  • Deliver the associated Security Environment
  • Charter a way through Privacy Issues

European IFM Deliverables

  • Common Model for IFM across EU
  • Open architecture
  • Commercial framework between members
  • Security Environment with a Trust Model and set of IFM Rules
  • Privacy Charter

Any national IFM compliant media (contactless smart card or other) can be used in any participating sales location to “load” products available from that sales location, for use in the product’s (product owner’s) acceptance network.

  • Transparency for the user
  • Users can use their “media” anywhere in the environment