eos.uptrade, the subsidiary of Siemens Mobility, and Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen (SSB) signed an agreement to integrate the ‘Best Price’ ticketing option into the SSB Move app making it more convenient for passengers to buy public transport tickets.
“Our ‘Best Price’ offer is now available to a wide range of customers, allowing them to use our offer even more spontaneously and flexibly. We are very pleased to be bringing this innovative ticketing approach to life,” Mario Laube, Commercial Director at SSB said.
eos.uptrade used its XiXo ticketing software to create a new ticketing module that automatically calculates the best possible price at all times. Passengers no longer need to decide whether a single ticket, a day ticket or even a weekly or monthly ticket is the right choice for them. The automated calculation of the best price ticketing offers maximum flexibility for passengers and operators.
The new ticket can be booked via the trip planner. Once the user has decided on a connection, the price overview shows the ‘Best Price Ticket’ option. If this option is selected, the underlying technology will do the rest. Following all journeys made within a month, the system automatically charges the lowest price. From single tickets to monthly tickets, passengers no longer need to worry about which ticket will be the right. The trip overview also shows the savings compared to a ticket without ‘Best Price’ optimisation.
The integration of the new ticket into SSB’s existing mobile store means there is no need for passengers to register again, all relevant data is stored in the app and the payment method specified by the customer is used for monthly billing.
“Corona has significantly accelerated changes in our working environments and thus also in our mobility behavior. This increases the need for flexible and attractive public transport services,” Mathias Hüske, Managing Director of eos.uptrade said.
The XiXo solutions provided by eos.uptrade are all based on best price optimisation and can be flexibly expanded depending on the requirements of the transport company.