Ubitransport opens its mobility platform to Flowbird
A strategic partnership for an integrated open payment offer
During the National Public Transportation Meetings (RNTP*) from September 28th to 30th, 2021, Ubitransport announced a strategic partnership with the Flowbird group to democratize open payment.
A complete open payment offer and an improved user experience
Referenced by the Public Transportation Purchasing Office (CATP**), Ubitransport’s 2Cloud platform combines ticketing, electronic payment and mobility data to improve life for passengers and transport stakeholders.
Ubitransport, company leader in Account-Based Ticketing (ABT) solution, is proud to introduce the new open payment module, in partnership with Flowbird. This new reference in the ticketing and electronic payment industry is offered to commercial transit systems, members of the CATP**.
The use of a contactless bank card or any other contactless payment media (wallet from a smartphone or a smartwatch for example), opens travel rights with deferred payment and is limited at the best fare possible per day, per week or per month.
Ubitransport completes this open payment offer with a new user experience. The user will now be able to see the number of consecutive validations made inside a vehicle. For example, a user can see in real time that he has made two validations for two different persons.
More generally, this ticketing and electronic payment solution will facilitate the user experience by offering a choice of validation media : contactless transport or bank card, on a single validating machine.
A partner with common ambitions
Ubitransport chose Flowbird, the worldwide leader on Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) solutions, because the two companies share a strong culture of innovation, are convinced that they want to offer the smoothest and accessible mobility, and found complementarity in their offers. These commonalities will allow, in addition to the referencing by the CATP**, to consider a strong partnership by associating a scale-up company with a renown manufacturer.
“Flowbird’s open payment solution is fully integrated with Ubitransport’s strategy of combining ticketing and electronic payment systems to answer all the needs of transport organisers and usages. With a logical articulation of all fare systems, various ticketing media and payment chronologies, we offer an ever more scalable and inclusive solution.” says Jean-Paul Medioni, Chief Executive Officer of Ubitransport company.
Ubitransport’s Plural Ticketing System for Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
This new announced partnership is part of a more global strategy that Ubitransport is carrying with its Plural Electronic Ticketing offering. This new partnership is designed to meet the challenges of hybridization, interoperability and electronic payment and is enriched with innovative features to address the needs of all types of transit systems.
Passengers will have multiple options to pay their tickets : before, during or after the on board validation.
The Ubitransport “2Cloud”platform is opened to third-party partners or integrators to create a complete, comprehensive and personalized mobility offer.
*Rencontres Nationales du Transport Public
**CATP – Centrale d’Achat du Transport Public
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