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eTicketing in Europe – active support from the Kontiki Working Group

15 December 2010 | By Dr. Manfred Ritschel, Past Chairman of the Kontiki Working Group

The Arbeitskreis für kontaktlose Chipkartensysteme für Electronic Ticketing (Kontiki – Working Group for contactless smartcard systems in electronic ticketing) was founded in 1998 and sees itself as a product- and systemindependent platform for electronic mobility systems based on contactless media. The focus of its work is on the use of…


Developments and projects of eTicketing for European public transportation

11 November 2008 | By Hansjörg Röhrich, Vice Chairman, Kontiki Working Group

When Thor Heyerdahl decided to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Tahiti in 1947 in order to prove that what had hitherto been considered impossible could indeed be true, he named his balsa raft Kon-Tiki. Many years later, this name was perfect for reviving the same ideas in…