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AEP, SIA roll out contactless public transit in Turin, Italy

Commuters in Turin, Italy, can now pay for fares at subways and a number of buses using contactless credit and debit cards, smartphones and wearable devices, thanks to a digital infrastructure created by AEP, an Italy based provider of electronic ticketing systems and devices, and SIA, a provider of payment services and infrastructures sector, according to a press release.

The system is based on the infrastructure of AEP and SIA that allows users to pay for public transport services by simply bringing their card close to the Gruppo Torinese Trasporti terminals while also benefiting from the best available travel tariff based on the number of journeys made.

The features supporting the development of Smart Mobility permit immediate purchase of the ticket as well as management, authorization, accounting and reporting of payment transactions.

"With over 7,000 AEP devices, GTT is one of our most important customers," Giovanni Becattini, CEO of AEP, said in the press release.

"We are particularly proud to have worked with AEP on the launch of the new contactless payment system at a time when every possible measure must be taken to protect the safety of travelers," said Eugenio Tornaghi, marketing and sales director of SIA.