by Lindsay Paterson
- The Paris travel authorities are making metro and bus travel even simpler for commuters by putting travel passes on smartphones (LaTribune.fr, 6 July 2011).
- Currently, commuters swipe their ‘Navigo’ cards to pay for their journey, but they’ll soon be able to swipe their smartphones over special readers instead, giving them one less thing to remember in the morning.
- And it saves time too. Renewing monthly Navigo passes can be a time-consuming business with long queues on the first Monday of the month.
- The new system will allow commuters to renew their passes from a distance, saving them time and the annoyance factor of a long wait.
WHAT THIS MEANS TO BUSINESS
- The smartphone revolution is bringing convenience, practicality, time-saving and a host of other benefits to consumers in all walks of life.
- An all-in-one travelcard and phone is a huge boon in the morning rush hour.