UrbanThings rolls out Ticketless™ to Newport Bus
September 28, 2020
UrbanThings is excited to announce the roll-out of our smart mobility platform Ticketless™ to our latest customer, Newport Transport in Wales.
In partnership with Newport Transport, our white-labelled smart mobility solution Ticketless provides passengers with real-time information and mobile ticketing that can then be validated via QR code using Newport Transport’s existing onboard hardware. Check-in data is sent to the Ticketless cloud-based backend system, where Newport Transport can view detailed reporting including live passenger metrics.
Newport Transport is also one of the first operators in the country to have UrbanThings Social Distancing technology included as part of the mobility solution. The feature captures live vehicle occupancy data, generates predictions of how crowded a service will be in the future, and feeds these directly back to Newport Transport and their passengers. The aim is to encourage passengers back onto services, by showing them that there is space for them to travel safely.
Carl Partridge, CEO of UrbanThings said “We are delighted to be partnering with Newport Transport to provide a smart travel platform that brings together RTI and m-ticketing in a single app. The team there is eager to be at the forefront of new innovations, and we look forward to the ongoing relationship as we work with them to future-proof their systems.”
Scott Pearson, Managing Director of Newport Transport said “The Ticketless Platform provides the ideal solution for Newport Bus. It offers a modern, easy-to-use and reliable mobile travel app to our passengers. Within an increasingly contactless and paperless world, the Newport Bus app has been designed to meet the high expectations of our customer. As part of our service improvement strategy, the launch of the app follows the implementation of contactless payments in March and will bring additional convenience and flexibility to bus travel. I am hopeful that it will encourage more people to give the bus a try and make the switch.”