A way to connect people, in real-time, to a transportation network and shared car on iOS and Android

The Challenge

Réseau de transport de la Capital (RTC, Quebec City’s public transit authority) wanted to improve user services by developing a tool to assist passengers better move through Quebec City by bus or shared car services.

Our Solution

In order to meet this objective, nventive was given the mandate to create the RTC Nomade hybrid mobile application, allowing users to obtain real-time data of the bus route times according to their position or a user-specified itinerary. By using hybrid app development technology, the RTC Nomade mobile site is also available on iOS and Android devices. This sophisticated platform not only includes geolocation of the users, but also connects to the RTC service enabling real-time geolocation of the buses and their arrival times according to the user’s location.

In the second phase, through the application, the users were able to access real-time shared car services of Communauto. The user can now see the location of the cars in Quebec City, and easily book a car for a short trip.

The Results

This amazing technological collaboration with RTC allowed us to provide the end-users with a solution that is available both online and offline. The RTC Nomade app features universal accessibility including a personalized alert system which proved itself as an essential tool for public transit users in Quebec City. The developed application is directly linked to the RTC mission which consists of promoting public transportation and promoting the integration of different travel solutions.

The Nomad RTC app received national recognition from the Canadian Urban Transit Association, winning a corporate leadership award at the 2017 World Public Transport Summit.

Nomade RTC has also received the Intelligent Mobility Award - STI which highlights all the features of the application, in particular the assistance with operation and optimization of planning as well as the various information tools made available to users in real time.

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