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Mastercard and Kisio help passengers book entire trip in one app

By embedding payment and security technology into trip planning and ticketing capabilities, transportation providers and cities can move towards mobility-as-a-service solutions.

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Mastercard wants to help create MaaS solutions that make tech work for people
Mastercard wants to help create MaaS solutions that make tech work for people

Mastercard and Kisio Digital have teamed to integrate Mastercard’s payment and security technology with Kisio’s trip planning and ticketing capabilities.

 

The collaboration, ultimately, aims to simplify travel by allowing passengers to search, book and pay for their entire trip via a single app.

 

City Possible initiative

 

Kisio, a subsidiary of Keolis, recently joined City Possible, an initiative pioneered by Mastercard to foster new forms of collaboration for more inclusive and sustainable cities.

 

“As passengers get ever more out of their smart devices, they also expect more from transport operators and authorities regarding digital services,” said Pacôme Lesage, chief executive officer at Kisio Digital.

 

“By partnering with Mastercard, we are able to deliver on [these] expectations in new and exciting ways, bringing to market a fully-functional platform for multimodal transport apps.”

 

Over the coming months, Mastercard and Kisio plan to invite and select cities from the global City Possible network to co-create and pilot a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform that fully integrates with local transit authorities.

“As passengers get ever more out of their smart devices, they also expect more from transport operators and authorities regarding digital services”

Kisio’s first MaaS deployment will be in the Netherlands where a pilot will launch this summer.

 

Kisio claims its Navitia mobility platform is already being used by more than 50 local transportation and technology providers worldwide, including in France, the US and Canada.

 

“Working with over 150 cities around the world, we have improved the transit experience for residents and visitors while delivering efficiencies for operators,” added Miguel Gamiño, head of global cities at Mastercard.

 

“Together with Kisio and our other City Possible partners, we’re ready to take on the next mobility challenge, co-creating mobility-as-a-service options that make tech truly work for people.”

 

Recent examples of Mastercard partnering with mass transit agencies, car manufacturers, travel companies and other mobility providers in global cities include:

 

United States:

  • Transit: Mastercard’s different transit solutions are currently in place in 16 cities with news solutions expected to be live in more than 20 cities over the next five years. In the coming months, New York City will begin to open up tap-and-go payments on its subway and bus systems
  • MaaS: Masabi, a mobile ticketing company in which Mastercard holds a minority investment, is enabling Uber customers to book tickets for trains and buses through the ride-hailing app.

UK:

  • Transit: In London, 55 per cent of all Tube and rail pay-as-you-go journeys are regularly made using contactless payment cards or digital devices, with cardholders representing some 100 countries
  • MaaS: In London, Mastercard is partnering with CityMapper to offer commuters different subscription models for transit, bike and ride-hailing services within the city.

Australia:

  • Transit: After a successful trial with Mastercard, commuters and tourists in Sydney can tap-and-go their way across all of the city’s ferries and light railways since last year
  • MaaS: Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is working with Tranzer, a Mastercard Start Path company, to pilot a multi-modal service as part of the Future Transport Digital Accelerator.

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