Flowbird mobile app simplifies transport in Monaco

  • May 24, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Monaco is continuing its digital transformation by deploying Monapass, a mobility app for users, tourists and commuters developed by Flowbird, a French urban mobility technology company.

Monapass is an all-in-one mobile application with journey planning and an integrated payment system for Monaco’s transportation including Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco (CAM) buses, MonaBike electric bikes and on-street parking.

Cards, subscriptions and payment methods are integrated into one application, which also provides features such as real-time traffic information, bus timetables, bicycle availability and location. The free mobile app lets users easily and securely plan and pay for their trips via a single ticket, pass, bus or bicycle subscription.

For example, users can park their vehicle in the city before using a bus and/or a bike, which can all be booked and paid for via the Monapass mobile app.

In addition to improving the user ticketing and payments experience, Monapass promotes green and active mobility, in support of Monaco’s objective of reducing light vehicle traffic by 20% by 2030.

Flowbird’s digital technology allows cities access to easy, fast, safe and secure multimodal and sustainable urban mobility systems. Present in over eighty countries, Flowbird has deployed and optimised its digital offer for Monaco in response to its requirements.

Flowbird is also deploying open payments on CAM’s bus network, combining ticketing and electronic payments to enable passengers to use their bank card as a transport ticket. The system is compliant for payments using smart devices such as phones and watches.

A tap on the validator with their contactless payment device when boarding permits passengers to travel and to benefit from optimum pricing. Residents and tourists visiting Monaco can all use this service, allowing them to get the best value fare for their journeys. Open payments are said to be suitable for everyone and the intelligent system provides daily, weekly or monthly price capping to guarantee the best value for all journeys.