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Transport: in 2019, the smartphone will replace the Navigo pass

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In a little more than a year, we will be able to access the transports of the Ile-de-France and pay for his subscription thanks to his smartphone.

Forget tickets and Navigo maps. They will soon be replaced by your smartphone. The first experiments in the dematerialization of Passe Navigo "will take place in the second half of 2018", announced Valérie Pécresse, president of the Ile-de-France region and the Ile-de-France mobility press at the beginning of October 2017.

Specifically, tickets (Smart Navigo) will be shipped to smartphones in the Paris region and for those who do not, "it will be an electronic purse, that is to say a card will even reload via the Internet, "she said. The validations will be done via the NFC chip and the ViaNavigo app - which currently allows to calculate a route - and will be possible even when the smartphone is unloaded.

But that's not all. The project to modernize the ticketing offer undertaken by IDF Mobilities will also allow users to buy or reload a package with their mobile if they have previously registered a means of payment, take advantage of open data to know the traffic in real time and of course to access their personal space.

The service will be active throughout the Ile-de-France network from summer 2019. Given the technical constraint,.s associated with this technology (smartphone compatibility, mobile operator, SIM card type), "an estimated 900,000 of users who will be able to use it as early as 2019, Ile-de-France Mobilités said. Eventually, this service will be used by three million people. "
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