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05 July 2018

Fara to develop travel app in Sweden

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

Technology company Fara says it will develop a travel app for one million people living in four southern counties of Sweden. The system will include features such as travel planning, map information, ticket purchasing and allow users to book on-call transportation.

The app will be created over the next four years and will be available to residents living in Kalmar Länstrafik, Hallandstrafiken, Jönköpings Länstrafik and Länstrafiken Kronoberg.

Ørjan Kirkefjord, managing director of Fara, says the app will help shape the region’s future ticketing system.

“It will be based on the standard developed by Samtrafiken (a council owned by 60 transit operators in Sweden) in their Biljett-och Betalprosjektet (the Ticket and Payment project)”, Kirkefjord adds.

Initially, Fara will deploy the app at the end of 2018. A second delivery will take place after the summer of next year and be available to users of both Android and iOS devices.

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