Public transport operators need to address a higher concentration of people living in cities combined with an urban sprawl. Transportation 4.0 is the reinvention of traditional modes of transport enabled by smart card technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), innovation and the endless evolution of technology capability. It is also a response to increased urbanization that implies cities congestion, with ¾ of the world’s population likely to be living in cities or an an urban environment in 2050.
Major changes and technical enablers are emerging in the mobility market and new business models of transportation are in competition with the traditional ones. There is a race to provide citizen with seamless access to multiple services and modes of transport. Integrating public and private mobility calls for open system architecture in order to integrate several players and provide an exceptional passenger experience through innovation.
For Thales, the future of public transportation is all about trust and attractiveness. Thales has developed reliable solutions for Fare Management that are scalable from a single operator or a single transport mode through to a nationwide interoperable system that is multi-modal and multi-operator. We cover the full range of solutions contributing to the connected journey:
- We deliver road tolling to multi-modal (bus, tramway, metro, ferries …) fare management systems.
- We develop card centric and account-based ticketing systems with innovative features such a digitized transport media, secured digital payments, seamless passenger journeys.
- We support transport operators, in establishing the best deployment or transition strategy corresponding to their investment cycle and system life span.
From asset delivery to operating the fare management system on behalf of the customer, we are the public transport preferred partner establishing trust within