Mankind has been curious and obligated to change places and discover new places for ages. Whether for feeding, hunting, new agricultural areas, or more favorable climates. The biggest example of this is the migration of tribes, which even changed the climate. Today, even if we don’t realize it, we still continue this migration with smaller groups on a daily basis. Between our work and home, on our way to the mall, bank, or while visiting our relatives and friends…
The Role of Public Transportation
Such mobility, and various means of transportation it requires, greatly affect the climate and society. The most popular one among others is, of course, public transport. Serious commitments of governments all around the world show the importance of public transportation management. One of the greatest issues of public transportation is sustainability due to the increasing world population and resource shortages. Innovations are made both in vehicles and in fare collection systems (QR ticketing and mobile application). They greatly improve the efficiency of public transportation while at the same time drastically decreasing its ecological toll on our planet. Electric buses and rail systems are also examples of vehicle-specific innovations.
kentkart’s QR Ticketing and Mobile Application
With its sustainable and environmentally friendly approach, kentkart has made important breakthroughs in the field of fare collection. Thanks to our latest technologies like QR ticketing and our mobile application, we are able to significantly reduce the amount of plastic associated with ticket production, which helps us to use the resources much more efficiently. What was the reason for going for this improvement in our fare collection system? To understand that, we need to mention the current fare collection tools.
How Disposable Tickets and Plastic Cards Harm Our Environment
Unlike QR tickets, disposable tickets and plastic cards currently used in most of the systems are costly and require lots of raw materials. Disposable tickets are comprised of an inlay consisting of a chip and antenna covered with double-sided paper and a double-sided protective film. Plastic smart cards, on the other hand, have an inlay consisting of a chip and antenna covered with double-sided petroleum-derived PVC material followed by a double-sided protective film. Moreover, the production of these products requires dyes for printing, and machines that produce heat and pressure to finally bring all those layers together. All these productions increase carbon emissions and raw material usage.
Thus the benefits of QR ticketing and the use of mobile applications are immense. By eliminating the use of paper and plastic raw materials, it is also an effective alternative to the global chip supply shortage.
Written by Zeynep Tatar
Production Planning Engineer at kentkart