Press release, Paris, 21/03/2023
Urban mobility specialist Flowbird today announced that it will demonstrate its unique vision for seamless journeys at Autonomy Mobility World Expo (AMWE). The world’s largest annual gathering of global mobility policy makers is expected to attract over 8,000 participants to Paris Expo Porte de Versailles during March 22-23.
Plan, pay, explore
Flowbird will invite delegates to its stand (D1) to discuss how its suite of solutions enables seamless end-to-end journeys ‘from the sofa to the city’. The team will take delegates on a journey of innovation from the first to the last mile, presenting integrated hardware and software systems, which enable journey planning, mobile payments, parking and EV charging, transport and mobility ticketing, and booking tickets for city destinations.
Product managers will be on hand to share their extensive knowledge of each solution’s technical capabilities and value to cities, either in a standalone capacity, or as part of a holistic mobility ecosystem. Here are some of the topics they look forward to discussing:
- Foundations for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)
Jérémie Gugger, Group Product Manager, Open Payments, said, “Autonomy will be a great opportunity to discuss our solution for open payments, which is used on transport networks in nine cities around the world. Our modular system can be deployed quickly, so that cities and territories of all sizes can accept contactless bank card and mobile wallet payments.
“We see open payments as a crucial step in the modernisation of mobility networks, an enabler of interoperability and MaaS, and a driver for motivating sustainable travel.”
Frédéric Laithier, Group Product Manager, MaaS, said, “I look forward to sharing insights on the benefits of MaaS, based on the results of our solution that has been used in Monaco for two years.” Branded as ‘Monapass’, it has been a great success. It provides one app, one log-in to unlock everything the city has to offer – journey planning, transport and mobility ticketing and payments, and a marketplace for booking tickets for local attractions.
“I will also be able to discuss the Pass LEM, a pay-as-you-go transport ticket associated with a card and a multimodal application, which I was involved in designing at a hackathon at the Forum of the Innovation Agency for Transport (AIT) in February. The solution is one of two winning entries being developed with the support of the Ministry of Transport.”
- Data-led parking and EV systems
Yvain Malsot, Group Product Manager, Mobile, said, “I’ll be focusing on the drivers’ experience, sharing insight with delegates on how our mobile parking app is helping cities simplify finding and paying for parking and EV charging. It will be a great opportunity to talk face-to-face about operators’ and authorities’ pain-points and how we solve them.”
Chaymae Lourhzal, Group Product Co-Manager, Flowbird HUB, said, “We’re looking forward to introducing Flowbird HUB to the Autonomy audience, our parking and EV back office and management platform. Unifying physical and digital sales channels within a single interface, it unlocks real-time data on performance that can be used to optimise products and services. In particular, we are excited to show how Flowbird HUB can help cities to manage the curbside effectively, an asset that is increasingly under pressure.”
“Flowbird HUB will have so many useful applications for smart cities,” said Perrine Bera, Group Product Co-Manager, Flowbird HUB, “It supports them to be proactive in meeting environmental targets, such as reducing congestion and air pollution, and to respond to regulations around the availability and utilisation rate of public EV charge stations.”
Feedback loop from cities to suppliers
The event will be a chance for the team at Flowbird to gather perspectives from cities and territories about the challenges they are facing.
David Chauvin, Global Head of Marketing, Flowbird, said, “We’re really excited to show our capabilities in terms of multi-modality and how simple implementation can be within cities’ existing infrastructure. But we will also be listening hard, as we value feedback as a crucial part of our mission to deliver solutions that are 100% relevant and valuable for cities today.”
Participation in speaker sessions
Frédéric Laithier, Group Product Manager, MaaS, will take part in a panel session in Agora 4, March 22, 11.50am-12.20pm. Discussing the ‘Digital Infrastructure of MaaS’, he will be joined by Ghislain Delabie and Heloise Georgeault from the Fabrique des Mobilités.
David Chauvin, Global Head of Marketing, will speak in Agora 1, March 22, 2.45-3pm. Focusing on results two years on from the launch of our white-label MaaS app in Monaco, his session will be entitled ‘Monapass: the MaaS application of the Principality of Monaco’.
For further information, please contact Catherine Goddard (UK), or Margaux Gnecchi (FR):
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