First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Condeunt’s Seamless app has been made available to bus users in the Valence area and can be downloaded to their Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled smartphones to pay for travel on all 147 Valence Romans Déplacements (VRD)-operated buses. The system can be installed by both transportation operators and users and is compatible with all mobile phone operators. It will be available for use with Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPhones in January 2018.
In exchange for receiving a fee for the services provided, Conduent will supply transport operators with the NFC tags and app, and operates the complete service, including the back-office system that handles: integration of the fares, customer service and billing.
Operators install the tags provided on their transport network while the user must register with Conduent to activate their account.
Marylène Peyrard, president of VRD, said: “The go-live of the Conduent Seamless app follows a highly successful pilot of the solution with 300 participants in Valence. The number of customers downloading, registering and using the Seamless app continues to grow.”