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transport ticketing - the service
at the heart of mobility services.
Highly customized, complex and
expensive, these solutions have
proven to lack flexibility at any
upgrade such as new fare policies,
smartcard features, acceptance of
other form factors or adding any
new features to the system. Tied to
single vendors, operators have also
faced high costs and a speed of upgrade dictated by their vendor. All
in all, not a recipe for innovation...
Enter, open standards: a proven approach to resolving such
fragmentation, preventing overlap of work, and facilitating better collaboration, innovation and
technology advancement.
MaaS requires the collaboration of many players to truly be
a success; standardization is the
perfect platform of interoperability to facilitate this across borders
and industries. Longer term, mi-

gration to a standardized ecosystem also brings a better economy
of scale, cost savings, and legal
protections including liabilities,
privacy compliance and patents.
Not to mention that new vendors
are empowered to compete in an
open playing field, encouraging
more competitive offerings and the
advancements of new technologies.
Several industry players are already championing this move to
openness, and OSPT Alliance is
one organization leading the way.

Who is OSPT Alliance?

OSPT Alliance is a global member association that brings together stakeholders from across
the mobility services ecosystem.
It owns and manages the CIPURSEā„¢ Specifications, a set of
freely-available technical specifications initially defined to form
the basis of more secure, inno-

vative and interoperable public
transport applications.
Having matured in the transport world in the past decade, the
association's cornerstone standard has now become the open
standard for transport ticketing.
The CIPURSE standard, however,
has applications far beyond across
ID, access control, payments and
more. Completely hardware-agnostic, it can be used in any ecosystem and market, making it perfect
for the future of mobility services.
Transport remains at the heart
of OSPT Alliance, but it is committed to embracing this rapidly
transforming industry and enabling it to thrive. As such, it has
broadened its mission to enabling
the future of mobility services
with a common secure platform
fit for both the traditional transport world and new mobility

Philippe Martineau was
elected as President
of the OSPT Alliance
Board in 2018.
He is currently
vice president of
Ecosystem Business
Development at
Rambus, where he
is responsible for
bridging Rambus'
core technology
with the mobile
world. His career
started with the
emergence of
mobile technology
in the early
90s, where he
contributed to the
GSM standardization
bringing SIM
technology to the

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Ad Index
Editor's Notebook
People & Places
A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston
Connected Vehicles: Tampa
Beyond the Bus: Charge Management
Driven by Data
Making the Case for Standardization in MaaS
Best Practices
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