Finnish Fintech company PayiQ and Australian smart mobility software developer SkedGo are entering into a technology alliance providing Smart Cities with a new generation of Mobility as a Service solutions.
PayiQ and SkedGo started working together on moving Mobility as a Service (MaaS) from theory to practice in 2016. As a result, the companies have now signed a significant agreement for integrating their award-winning technologies. This new approach enables state-of-the-art cashless user experience for door-to-door urban traveling. The companies’ services complement each other well: combining SkedGo’s intelligent trip planning with PayiQ’s versatile mobile ticketing platform will allow consumers to handle all their traveling needs with one mobile app. The companies will first collaborate on MaaS projects in Spain and Germany.
For Claus von Hessberg, Co-founder of SkedGo, this partnership is an exciting opportunity. He states “We have worked with PayiQ in a small pilot before and their technology has proven to be advanced and reliable. Pairing mobile ticketing with journey planning is a natural fit and delivers the perfect one-stop-shop experience for customers. Juggling several transport apps will become a thing of the past eventually and this is a step in the right direction towards making MaaS a reality.”
“We’re excited about this alliance with SkedGo. By combining our Ticketing as a Service platform with SkedGo’s trip planning services we can offer customers one app with which to plan their journey and pay for all the necessary vehicles and tickets, and even events. Our technology is designed to enable the creation of very diverse ticketing services for various service providers. This cooperation will benefit both companies as well as our customers – and at the end of the day – the consumers.” says PayiQ’s CEO Tuomo Parjanen.