BROSSARD, QC, Feb. 29, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Inspired by an idea suggested by the City of Brossard, the intelligent, transactional B-CITI card was officially launched today for the benefit of all Brossard residents. Unique in Quebec, this new technology, developed with the collaboration of a group of researchers at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) and METIX, a company specializing in digital applications, will transform the way residents interact with the municipal administration.
"It is with great pride that we are launching B-CITI today," said Paul Leduc, Mayor of Brossard. "We are convinced that this new technology will transform Brossard residents' relationship with the City administration in a positive way. In addition to making life simpler for residents with the features we are offering right away, the new platform will make a host of new services available to them in the coming months and years. With the creation of B-CITI, Brossard has once again shown itself to be an innovator. It is perfectly aligned with our goal of becoming a smart city."
Designed to optimize the delivery of services to residents, the B-CITI platform and mobile application have enabled services that previously required going to City Hall in person to be made available through a single application. From now on, using a smartphone, tablet or laptop, residents will be able to update their personal information, fill out surveys, report a problem with the help of photo attachments, follow up on a request and renew a recreation or library account for themselves or their whole family. What's more, it is possible to link children to their parents' accounts, so there is no need to keep multiple cards in your wallet for various family members.
Thanks to B-CITI, it is no longer necessary to go to City Hall in person at inconvenient times or to wait in line to sign children up for day camp. By making various administrative procedures available via the B-CITI platform, the municipal administration will be able to use its resources more efficiently while saving time for residents.
B-CITI: Today and Tomorrow
Other municipal services will gradually be incorporated into the application over time. There are countless possibilities for development, based on residents' needs. Brossard is also innovating with regards to B-CITI's development agreement by contributing to the funding of a brand-new start-up. Future use of B-CITI by other cities or companies will generate revenue for Brossard in the form of licensing fees. The project is just one of many actions being undertaken by Brossard in its efforts to become a smart city.
Visit the B-CITI platform at brossard.ca.
SOURCE Ville de Brossard
For further information: Alain Gauthier, Communications, City of Brossard, 450-923-6311