Global Patent Index - EP 1004095 A1

EP 1004095 A1 2000-05-31 - IMPROVED TRAVEL PASS/TICKET ISSUING AND/OR VALIDATING SYSTEM

Title (en)

IMPROVED TRAVEL PASS/TICKET ISSUING AND/OR VALIDATING SYSTEM

Title (de)

VERBESSERTES SYSTEM ZUR AUSGABE UND/ODER ZUM ERKENNEN VON FAHRBERECHTIGUNGSKARTEN/FAHRKARTEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE VALIDATION ET/OU D'EMISSION DE TICKET/CARTE DE TRANSPORT AMELIORE

Publication

EP 1004095 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98937672 A

Priority

  • GB 9802355 W
  • GB 9717049 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2328309A] A travel pass system wherein travel passes are encoded with a geographical identity (GID) for at least the beginning and end of the journey, includes a ticket machine on board the transport vehicle containing a CPU, and an operator interchangeable module containing a look-up table of valid boarding/destination and intermediate (via) points, enabling travel passes to be validated by comparison of the GIDs encoded in the pass with the GIDs stored in the look-up table. The GIDs may be by postcode, national grid (NG ID) or ground positioning satellite (GPS ID). Pass invalid information may be displayed in either lenient or strict modes whereby in strict mode the ticket machine is arranged to reject the pass outright and the passenger is asked to leave the vehicle or in lenient mode the vehicle operative is alerted and the ticket machine displays text information. A printed ticket may also be issued.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G07B 15/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07B 15/02 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07B 15/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9909524A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

GB 2328309 A 19990217; GB 2328309 B 20011212; GB 9816911 D0 19980930; AU 8639398 A 19990308; CA 2300048 A1 19990225; EP 1004095 A1 20000531; GB 9717049 D0 19971015; WO 9909524 A1 19990225