France: Keolis deploys M-Ticket in Orléans

Keolis’ digital ticketing solution, M-Ticket, has been launched on the TAO network in Orléans. The digital tickets can be activated and validated in buses and trams by simply scanning a barcode on-board. M-Ticket allows passengers to manage all aspects of their journey using their smartphones, from planning their itinerary to purchasing and validating their tickets.
Keolis is the only transport operator in France to offer this innovative, 100% digital, daily mobility solution. This new functionality was developed by Kisio Digital, Keolis’ digital solutions subsidiary, in partnership with Masabi and Voyages-SNCF Technology. A successful trial of the technology in September 2016 convinced Keolis Orléans Val de Loire to make this innovative software package available to all passengers on its network.
With M-Ticket, TAO is the first transport network in a major French city to launch the complete Plan Book Ticket app, Keolis’ all-in-one digital connected mobility solution. This app simplifies transport usage by digitising three key functions: The ‘Plan’ function allows passengers to plan their journey and is already available on over 10 Keolis networks in France. The app calculates suggested travel itineraries using all available transport modes (including buses, trams, metros, car, bikes and walking), using real-time timetables, alerts and access points. Tickets and travel passes can be reserved and purchased using the ‘Book’ function, an online store connected to the network’s own ticketing systems. Passengers can validate their ‘Ticket’ from their smartphone, allowing them to do away with traditional tickets and passes with an app that combines NFC and CB2D technologies and that is compatible with different smartphone operating systems.

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