With millions of passengers in transit through the MRT network every day, we need an efficient and accurate fare collection system to handle the high passenger volume. To meet this challenge, our engineers had developed the Titan Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates which have several smart features.
The Titans operate at 100 frames per second- faster than most CCTV cameras- which enable them to accurately detect and differentiate people from inanimate objects. The cutting-edge sensor technology can detect ankle movements which allow the gates not only to operate safely in high commuter traffic but to detect fare evasion as well.
The Titans are 10% more energy efficient, sleeker and require less maintenance than the old fare gates. We are progressively replacing the older generation gates with the Titans. You can spot them easily with their LED and LCD displays.
Ho Wai Yin, Principal Engineer, Systems and Technology is proud to be involved in the design and deployment of the new SMRT fare gates. I wouldn’t have imagined doing this when I first joined as a Technical Officer in 1993.
We have accumulated fare system knowledge and engineering expertise within SMRT since 1987. Some of my Fare Systems teammates have been working in this area for more than 25 years. Throughout the years, we have built a very cohesive team, and a very supportive towards one another.