An Open Transport account standard can potentially be used for many different purposes (some of which we may not even know about yet).
Some examples of account interoperability could include:
- Enable a customer to view the details of a joint rail & subway or a combined bus & ferry ticket
- Presentation of all transport permutations taken as part of a MaaS (Mobility-as-a-service) system, especially in a fragmented or deregulated transport provider network
- Allow new services to be created that provides a single “transport dashboard” view of all participating accounts
- Reporting back to the customer or operator the environmental / green impact of their total journeys
- As the basis of a multi-modal gamification service (e.g. in the same way that smart energy meters now encourage customers to use fuels more efficiently & cheaply)
- Collation of all unpaid journeys or tickets in one central place and then used as the basis if a multi-modal Account Based Travel (ABT) or ePurse proposition
This standard can also either be adapted into existing systems or used as the basis for new ones.