Blog: MaaS – From Modes to Movement

By Piia Karjalainen, MaaS Alliance (written on 29 January 2018) MaaS is here, MaaS is there, MaaS is everywhere. MaaS, Mobility as a Service, has been a real buzzword in transport already for a few years and the fascination only seems to grow. Now this prominent new...

Creating an Ecosystem of Integrated Mobility Services

[Piia Karjalainen, Senior Manager at the MaaS Alliance, talks to TaaS Technology Magazine about how we create an ecosystem of integrated mobility services.] The Mobility as a Service (MaaS) sector is expected to grow to a business worth over one trillion euro by 2030....

Six Future Technologies That Will Supercharge Your Commute

Global smartphone use is set to pass the five billion mark by 2019. For the first time in history, we’ll be entering an era where the majority of people will have a GPS on them at all times. We’ll no longer have to worry about following maps — interconnected...

New Transport Paradigm

Written by MaaS Alliance Senior Manager Piia Karjalainen for TrafficInfraTech Magzine (first published on 12 December 2017) Changes in the personal mobility market present great opportunities for urban mobility players to attract new customers. Car manufacturers and...

MaaS Summit Gathers Top-Level Transport Experts to Tampere

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, together with the MaaS Alliance, organised the third high-level round table discussion on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in Tampere on 29 November. The event focused on the roaming of MaaS services across national and urban...

Open Transport Joins MaaS Alliance

Open Transport is proud to announce it has joined the MaaS Alliance as a member. The co-operation’s goal is to provide efficient and sustainable solutions that will transform the mobility landscape. United by a shared vision for the future of mobility, the MaaS...

New Legislation Adopted in Finland to Enable MaaS

[The MaaS Alliance commends the efforts of Finland in adopting this ground-breaking legislation and sees it as a great step towards creating a true mobility-as-a-service. Read the full press release from the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications below.] The...

Meet the MaaS Alliance at Events in November

Throughout November, the MaaS Alliance President Mr Jacob Bangsgaard and Senior Manager Ms Piia Karjalainen will be on the road and actively attending a series of events across Europe. If you find yourself at any of the events listed below, do not hesitate to approach...

MaaS Alliance Partners with Uber to Support Shared Mobility

The MaaS Alliance is proud to announce Uber as a member of the Alliance and its Board of Directors. The aim of the co-operation is to provide an alternative to private car usage that is efficient and sustainable to help tackle congestion and other local mobility...

Traffic Management as a Service Project Financed by the EU

Traffic​ ​Management​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Service​ ​(TMaaS.eu),​ ​an​ ​urban​ ​mobility​ ​project​ ​driven​ ​by the​ ​​City​ ​of​ ​Ghent,​ ​has​ ​been​ ​selected​ ​by​ ​EU​ ​initiative Urban​ ​Innovative​ ​Actions​ ​(UIA)​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​financing.​ ​The​ ​Traffic​...

MaaS Alliance Partnership with Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit

The MaaS Alliance is proud to announce its partnership with Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit, the annual international event on the future of urban mobility, taking place this year from 19th to 21st October in Paris. Autonomy was created as a space for the urban...

BMaaS: Top 10 Mobility as a Service Influencers

As Mobility-as-a-Service starts to become more common in the fleet and automotive industry’s vocabulary, BMaaS (Business Mobility-as-a-Service) has taken a look at some of the people who are shaping what MaaS actually means. The top 10 Mobility-as-a-Service...

Guest Blog: MaaS Alliance Welcomes POLIS MaaS Discussion Paper

By Piia Karjalainen (written on 14th September 2017) I was glad to read the POLIS discussion paper on MaaS, exploring the opportunities and risks of MaaS from cities’ perspective. It goes without saying that a particularly important role in the development of the MaaS...