With Connecthings’ CONNECTED PUBLIC TRANSPORT service offering, at every stop or station, your mobile users immediately access their transport schedule in real-time, along with relevant news and information on the status of your transit network – regardless of which contactless technology they interact with (Bluetooth, NFC, QR code, Wi-Fi).
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NICE LIGNES D’AZUR TRANSPORT AUTHORITY LAUNCHED AN INNOVATIVE, MULTI-MODAL MOBILE SERVICE TO ACCESS REAL TIME SCHEDULES
Regularly ranked amongst the Top 5 of Smart Cities worldwide, Nice has pioneered the concept of “connected city”.
As early as 2010, Nice had deployed and marketed the first-ever contactless mobile NFC service in Europe. Involved in this very project, Connecthings has developed an innovative, multi-modal mobile service. Over 2 000 bus stops of Lignes d’Azur de la Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur were equipped with NFC tags and QR codes to enable service to access real-time schedules.
“Connecthings has provided us with very efficient tools to successfully roll out our innovative solution– such as their ADLINKER beacon deployment app and their ADTAG beacon and content management platform. Both tools had proven being very efficient and easy to use” says Guillaume Rosetti, Sales & Digital Innovation Director, Régie Ligne d’Azur.
« Quantitative surveys continuously fielded across the past five years have highlighted how much satisfaction our users derived from this innovative information service.”
Building on this successful roll out, the mobile service powered by Connecthings has been extended to entire the transport network of 3000 bus stops end of 2015.‘REAL TIME TBC’ SOLUTION – DEPLOYED ON THE ENTIRE NETWORK OF BUS STOPS – PROVE MASSIVE USAGE SUCCESS FOR BORDEAUX METROPOLE
With its world premiere of ground-powered streetcars launched in 2003, Bordeaux Métropole established itself at the forefront of transport and transit innovations.
In 2014, Bordeaux Métropole initiated the roll-out of Connecthings’ agile and innovative solution to supplement its network of physical Traveler Info-Points. Connecthings’ “smart stickers” with NFC and QR code were tagged onto tbc 3,500 public transport stops to enable travelers to access real-time schedules via their smartphone. tbc mobile service also allows travelers to consult real-time availabilities of near-by bike-sharing stations or disruptions to services.
“Many technical challenges had to be overcome to succeed with this ambitious project: synchronization of databases, user-friendly design of the mobile service, roll-out of the smart stickers in situ…and above all meeting deadlines” stresses Jean-Marc Rouffet, Director, Urban Transportation Network Management.
A year later, Connecthings’ “tbc real time” innovative solution prove massive adoption with travelers. Over 3 million mobile consultations have been carried out representing more than 1.5 million connections by over 150,000 unique users.STRASBOURG TRANSPORT AUTHORITY LAUNCHED AN AMBITIOUS CONTACTLESS MOBILE SERVICES HUB TO FACILITATE ACCESS TO REAL-TIME TRANSPORT INFORMATION
In 2012, the Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (Strasbourg Transport Authority) innovates in facilitating access to real-time transport information via mobile services for all Strasbourg inhabitants and visitors.
Connecthings’ solution enabled the roll-out of the complete StrasPlus mobile services across the Strasbourg metropolis. Bus and streetcars stops are equipped with NFC tags and QR codes allowing travelers to connect to StrasPlus in one pull of their smartphone.
StrasPlus mobile services give instant access to real-time transport information such as times of the next two buses or streetcars, availabilities in near-by Velhop bike-sharing stations, traffic status or service disruption.
“We appreciate everyday the efficiency of Connecthings’ web services, interfacing with numerous databases. Connecthings’ platform offers a high level of usage and allows us to consider easy-and-quick -to-implement deployment evolutions” highlights Alain Caffart, Head of Information Systems, Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois.