Dortmund, 18.10.2021- From 25th October 2021, the new mobile ticket vending machines from ICA will be installed gradually in the Dresden trams. By summer 2022 at the latest, all DVB buses will also have been equipped with the new ticket vending machines.
What does an innovative solution mean in this context?
The most obvious advantages are, that it is the winner of the Red Dot Award, it has a smart design, a compact construction and reliability. However it goes even further:
In the future, Dresden passengers will be able to make purely cashless and contactless payments, incidentally following a trend that is also no longer unstoppable in Germany. Cash as a means of payment has been completely eliminated from these machines. After all, DVB has a considerable number of stationary ticket vending machines at its stops so the passenger still has a choice.
“We really invested a lot of time in selecting the technology and design of the new vending machine and we especially listened to our customers,” says DVB’s head of marketing Martin Gawalek. “In weighing up which tickets should be sold in the carriage, which forms of payment must be possible and how large or heavy the new device may be, we ultimately decided on a compact and easy-to-operate model.”
By looking at the new ticket vending machine further advantages arise:
Contactless payment and contactless ticket withdrawal brings a decisive aspect: the passenger only has to touch the machine to select his product. Especially in times like these, this should not be underestimated.
Last but not least, the maintenance costs for DVB will be significantly reduced, which is after all an important factor when evaluating the efficiency of a distribution system.