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Moovit’s journey planner app combines official information from Adelaide Metro as well as crowdsourced information to calculate the best route for each journey.
Adelaide Metro has chosen mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company Moovit as the transport agency’s endorsed app to help provide riders in the South Australian capital city with a ‘seamless’ journey experience.
Moovit’s journey planner app combines official information from Adelaide Metro as well as crowdsourced information to calculate the best route for each journey with urban mobility options like bus, tram, and train.
“By providing better, faster, and more accurate information, we are empowering public transport customers to make better decisions about their journeys, providing a better service,” said Stephan Knoll, minister for transport, infrastructure and local government, Government of South Australia.
Moovit provides users real-time arrival information so they know exactly when their bus or rail service is arriving, a “live directions” feature with “get off” alerts to provide step-by-step guidance for the entire journey, and “service alerts” so users can avoid disruptions on their usual lines and plan their journey accordingly.
The company also describes its app as “accessible-friendly”, empowering people across the disability spectrum to use transport with confidence.
“By providing better, faster, and more accurate information, we are empowering public transport customers to make better decisions about their journeys”
The app is optimised with screen reading features for low vision users, including TalkBack/VoiceOver capabilities, and identifies wheelchair-accessible routes and stations to offer the option of step-free, fully accessible routes for wheelchair users. It is also designed with menus and buttons for those with hand-motor disabilities.
According to Adelaide Metro, more than 80 million journeys take place on Adelaide Metro’s transport network, each year, and as a result of this partnership, 1.3 million citizens in Adelaide can plan their journeys more easily.
Separately, on the back of Moovit’s acquisition by Intel, the company has announced the opening of its first office in Australia. Located in Sydney, the aim is to accelerate sales and partnership activities and fuel the company’s international growth across key markets.
“As part of our expansion and the reinforcement of our offering in Australia and New Zealand, it is important for us to further develop this rapidly-growing market,” added Yovav Meydad, chief growth and marketing officer at Moovit.
“Our mission has always been about simplifying urban mobility for all. Our physical presence in Sydney will be advantageous for the municipalities, transport authorities, and private companies we partner with.
He continued: “Partnering with Adelaide Metro will help make urban mobility easier for riders, reduce congestion, grow ridership, and overall keep the city of Adelaide moving.”
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