How transport demand will evolve in the near future
March 10, 2021 • Jessica Lewis-Stone
COVID-19 could well be the tipping point that ultimately moves public transport away from reliance on pre-scheduled services and towards demand responsive transport (DRT).
How to build a successful multi-operator smart ticketing scheme
November 4, 2020 • Chloe Johns
Earlier in the month we rolled-out our smart-mobility platform Ticketless™ in partnership with the Welsh Government. This multi-operator offering from UrbanThings is now live on the TrawsCymru network across Wales. In this article, we explore what it takes to build a multi-operator smart mobility scheme, and how we overcame the challenges that were presented.
How technology can help small transport operators recover from COVID-19
July 8, 2020 • Chloe Johns
Every transport operator, small and large, has felt the impact of COVID-19 on their business. For smaller operators, the ambiguity around the 'new normal' makes it hard to plan ahead.
Telling passengers “the bus is full” is only half the solution
May 29, 2020 • Carl Partridge
Passengers don’t need to know the occupancy of a train or bus when it’s arriving at their stop. They need to know the occupancy when it’s leaving.
E-bikes and E-scooters will pave the way for multimodal journeys
May 28, 2020 • Chloe Johns
As the World begins to open up post-COVID 19, cities and councils are looking at how to get people back to work safely. E-bikes, E-scooters and other forms of active travel will play a huge role.
Make public transport safer with digital queuing
May 18, 2020 • Carl Partridge
How do we deal with the threat of ‘queue-mageddon’ on public transport? There is a solution that can reduce queues and make daily commutes safer while still supporting social distancing.
The cashless economy and COVID-19
April 14, 2020 • Chloe Johns
The cashless economy has been growing steadily over the last decade and looked set to continue that way. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has driven a massive rise in contactless payments for everything from supermarkets to public transport.
Future-proof your transport operations
February 21, 2020 • Chloe Johns
It’s not easy to predict the future. We’ve been talking to transport operators about new technology and their concerns.
Increase ridership through mobile ticketing
November 29, 2019 • Chloe Johns
How to encourage more people to take public transport has been a question faced by every city and local authority worldwide. At UrbanThings we believe that buses will still play a key role in future mobility, and we’re convinced that smart ticketing can facilitate ridership growth in this sector.
What are Hex Tags?
November 13, 2019 • Chloe Johns
Our innovative Hex Tag technology saves you money on expensive on-vehicle hardware, whilst providing invaluable passenger data. We thought we’d take you through the passenger journey, and how it benefits you, the operator.
DroidCon 2019: Is ‘Atomic Design’ the way forward?
October 30, 2019 • Chloe Johns
Last week, Matt and James from our Android team headed to DroidCon London for 2 days of networking and technical talks. They have shared some of their thoughts on what’s new and exciting.