"Cities are increasingly understanding the importance of connecting different modes of transportation to ensure a seamless transition for passengers from the first mile to the last mile, improving passenger experience. These platforms not only make it easier for passengers to plan and pay for transportation, but also help cities promote sustainable transport," said Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
The new tool will also help transportation operators improve the quality of their service and will allow transportation administrators to access real-time data to monitor the quality and efficiency of service.
The application will be rolled out in three phases starting with real-time trip planning and ticketing for regional buses. A first version of the application will be available to riders in fall 2019.
The application will be built on a platform created by HaCon, a Siemens subsidiary. Each day, HaCon's apps and web-based solutions receive over 100 million requests from passengers who rely on HaCon technology to empower their mobility choices. Together, Siemens Mobility and the Siemens companies of HaCon, eos.uptrade, Bytemark and Aimsun provide a unique and holistic ecosystem of digital services and solutions. From trip planning across passenger communication to mobile ticketing, payment and comprehensive Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions, from fleet management, to train planning systems and mobility data analytics, there is one common goal: enhancing the passenger experience – with the combined power for mobility.
For further information about Siemens Mobility, please see: www.siemens.com/mobility