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