New automated fare collection system to be launched in Abu Dhabi soon. The new system is called Hafilat, meaning buses in Arabic. Currently, there are three ticket vending machines inside the bus terminal adjacent to Al Wahda Mall, The National reported. The machines will sell and top up the cards with payment by cash or credit card. The message on the machines read: “Soon. Get ready for the launch of the most advanced Abu Dhabi bus card system.” Last December, the Department of Transport (DoT) announced that the system would be launched this year, although it did not provide a timeline. This month, the authority said it was still testing the system. The objectives for testing and the internal simulation of the system’s operations are “to reach the highest degree of precision in operations management, distribution and sales to achieve the desired goals of this project” and “to switch from the traditional payment methods to smart payment methods”, it said.
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