TOKYO, November 20, 2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) today announced a variety of conceptual solutions for more convenient and comfortable rail stations and train cars, including enhancements such as barrier-free fare collection in stations, personalized onboard services, and more. The concepts will be on display at Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2017 at the Makuhari Messe exhibition complex in Chiba, Japan from November 29 to December 1.
People are becoming increasingly interested in seamless transportation that enables everyone to travel comfortably and enjoy useful services. While existing automated ticket gates allow most passengers to pass smoothly, it can be difficult for people sitting in wheelchairs, pulling large luggage or pushing strollers to pass an IC card over the reader and/or fit through a narrow gate. In addition, there is increasing demand for specialized assistance and personalized service on trains.
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