Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) is an automated system for rail transportation that
performs ticket vending, ticket checking, fare calculation, fare collection, statistics,
clearing and management tasks; It uses AFC equipment, computers, communication
networks and automatic control technology. The structure of an AFC system consists of five levels: fare media, station level equipment, station computers, central computers,
central clearing system.
- Integrated management
Based on the multi-level authority limits management model, integrate different level
departments management, equipment, clearing, smart card management, online
e-payment system, convenient query and policy analysis etc.
Support real-time online and offline transaction.
The five level structure can be tailored for cloud computing.