Portugal exports innovative digital transportation payment technology


Partnership between Mastercard and Portuguese startup Ubirider focuses on creating digital payment and ticketing solutions

Payment system specialist Mastercard and Portuguese startup Ubirider have established an agreement for the joint supply of innovative digital payment and ticketing solutions for public transport agencies and operators.

The global partnership will allowboth companies to expand the initial success of their products in Portugal to simplify access and payment of mobility services, namely the Pick platform, developed by Ubirider.

This Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform comprises mobile applications, cloud software and web portals and incorporates state-of-the-art payment technologies that bring more convenience and simplicity to users. The advantages for operators translate into efficiency, service quality and cost reduction.

Through an integrated digital environment, the Pick platform makes it possible to combine a number of functions, such as managing schedules, drivers, services offered, and public information; issuing tickets through different channels; payments received; and invoicing.

Specifically at the payment management level, Pick allows passengers to purchase trips involving different mobility services (multimodal), through aggregate payment that is immediately distributed by the operators involved.

This partnership now established between Ubirider and Mastercard follows other projects in which the two companies have already been involved, such as the contactless payment system implemented in Fertagus trains which we experienced first hand in September 2022.

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