Blockchain Wallet for Mobility
Urban transit is dramatically changing. As an example, Mobility-as-a-Service enhances an individualized door-to-door service, integrating different modes of transports, with a seamless ticketing. The challenge for the various service providers is to collaborate effectively to deliver the best user experience. Blockchain, as a secure, unmediated information-sharing technology, seems to be a relevant way of addressing this need. The project will therefore focus on leveraging this technology for the development of new mobility services under real conditions of use.
The BWM project, launched in December 2018 for a period of two years, aims at supporting the transformation of territories for the benefit of users by offering richer, more fluid and more personalized mobility and related services. The project is looking forward to fulfilling this objective with the blockchain technology.
In a nutshell, the project team is fostering:
- the use of blockchain technology to enhance the user experience in a multi-service mobility ecosystem,
- the collective definition of system governance in a win-win spirit,
- the maturity increase of blockchain technology,
- the experimentation of proposed solutions, in connection with the “Urban Pass” project initiated by the Lyon metropolis,
- the dissemination of results in the ecosystem.
Four use cases will be at the heart of this R&D project:
- The creation of combined offers for the various services of the territory (mobility, culture, sport, leisure, daily life, etc.).
- The sharing of proof of identity to facilitate the registration of users to these services.
- The management of loyalty points associated with the services of the territory.
- Dynamic management of mobility service reservations.
The BWM project will complement and enrich the existing “Urban PASS” project conducted by the metropolis. The aim of this new PASS is to offer users a unique tool to access various public and private transport, culture, sports and leisure services.