UITP and Messe Karlsruhe established a series of regular E-Market Update Webinars with leading industry suppliers developing innovative solutions for future urban mobility. On 12 May the first webinar on the topic "COVID-19 – Innovative Instruments and Solutions for Optimizing Public Transport during a Pandemic" was successfully held.
More than 145 interested public transport experts from 36 countries attended the digital event. Afterwards a lively discussion took place. “The topic of the webinar was very well suited given the current situation worldwide. It was a great opportunity to hear what the mobility experts’ perspectives are regarding public transport during COVID-19. Looking forward to attend more of such informative webinars”, says Pratik Patil from Match Rider UG, who attended the webinar.
“We were overwhelmed by the great feedback for our first webinar. We are glad that we can help advance the sector during these challenging times and give a forecast on our IT-TRANS which will take place from 1 to 3 December in Karlsruhe”, says Jochen Georg, project manager of IT-TRANS. Due to the high participation, further webinars are already being planned. Participants will again have the opportunity to ask questions. They need to register prior to the webinar.
2. Webinar: Tuesday, 9 June 2020: Innovative ticketing solutions to ensure business continuity
The coronavirus outbreak has had a major impact on our lives. The public transport sector has been affected very badly owing to 80-90% decline in ridership across all cities. Furthermore, many cities were forced to completely shut down their ticketing systems as they were not provided with contactless features. Thus, the revenues of many operators were virtually zero. This crisis highlights the need for new innovative ticketing solutions to enable public transport operators to restart their services and collect fares. This webinar tries to bring together some of the innovative ticketing solutions for public transport actors. Speakers in the second webinar are:
► Bringing public transport back to success together - recipes for a challenging time
Dr. Gian-Mattia Schucan, CEO, Fairtiq Ltd.
► XiXo - Next Gen Ticketing
Mathias Hueske, Managing Director, Eos.uptrade
► Empowering cashless transport for an unknown future
Juan Felipe Caro, Business Development Manager, Worldline
► TAFpayU – The new e-ticketing solution for transport companies/networks
Kevin Dewald, Sales Manager, TAF mobile GmbH
3. Webinar: Tuesday, 30 June 2020: Leveraging big data and data analytics to achieve social distancing
Public transport operators are facing a double challenge after the coronavirus outbreak. On the one hand, they are facing the challenge of declining ridership and on the other hand, they need to maintain the service level to ensure social distancing in the vehicles. Different operators are using different technologies including weighing sensors, QR codes, video cameras etc. to ensure equal distribution of crowds at stations and on trains. This webinar will highlight the role of big data and data analytics to manage schedules, predict demand patterns and analyse different sensors. The speakers of the third seminar will be announced as soon as possible.
UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. It is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. We are working to enhance quality of life and economic well-being by supporting and promoting sustainable transport in urban areas worldwide.