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Getting Around: Using Your Smartphone Seen as Key to Urban Mobility

Today, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. While crowding and congestion can make it hard to move around urban areas, MasterCard believes that smarter transit and travel solutions can bring enormous benefits to business and citizens.

That’s why we partnered with the Future Foundation to find out what global thought leaders had to say about future trends in urban mobility.

Here are some of the key findings of our report on “Connecting Cities”:

  • When people travel for leisure they will invest considerable energy in researching locations and travel options.
  • Shared ownership of both bikes and cars will move people away from owning cars.
  • The smartphone offers travelers both a navigation device and a means of universal payment.
  • One of the biggest improvements in travel is to make paying fares between destinations consistent, interoperable, immediate and easy.

Click here to download the “Connecting Cities” report.

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