Cubic Corporation, a transportation technology solutions provider, has collaborated with Apple to facilitate use of contactless transit cards via iPhone and Apple Watch.
Under the collaboration, the cubic digital transit cards will be integrated into Apple Wallet on iPhone using Cubic’s mobile platform.
This eliminates the need for customers to carry physical cards while riding public trains, subways and buses.
Cardholders can leverage Cubic’s Traveler app to manage the digital transit cards, load funds and also buy fare products.
The app will be available along with Apple Pay to allow easy reloading of funds and tickets purchase.
Cubic Transportation Systems president Matt Cole said: “This solution will benefit those who use public transportation for their daily commutes, as well as occasional journeys, by creating convenience and flexibility in their payment options and a seamless and frictionless experience as travellers move through the transit network.”
Currently, Cubic and Apple are jointly working towards bringing the new technology into the US market. Later this year, support will be provided for the Ventra card in Chicago.
The company also intend to support open-loop transit systems, including the OMNY system set to launch in New York in the near future.
Cubic Corporation chairman, president and CEO Bradley Feldmann said: “Cubic strives to be at the forefront of creating mobile transit payment solutions and next-generation apps, and we’re confident these developments will provide the most efficient way for travellers to pay and go.”