Hands-free Opal bag tags trialled on public transport

As reported in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph yesterday, UHF RFID technology is being trialled on Sydney’s public transport network with the aim to improve travel times and put an end to rummaging through bags for Opal cards.

The technology takes away the need to tap on and off – it’s an automatic process as RFID readers installed on the busses pick up the RFID tags – like a e-tag for commuters. More than 800 high school students from Magdalene Catholic College in Sydney’s south west are the first kids in the city to trial the new frictionless ticketing system.

Another great example of RFID technology providing time saving and efficiency.

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