MaaS Global and Whim Win European StartUp Prize

[MaaS Alliance congratulates MaaS Global, a member of the MaaS Alliance, on this award.]  The European Startup Prize for Mobility is the largest European contest for startups that specialize in mobility that incorporates sustainable development. MaaS Global’s Whim...

MyCorridor London Workshop Identifies Trust as Key to MaaS Success

[IRU, a MaaS Alliance member, is actively involved in the MyCorridor project and leads the project's work on communication and events.] Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is an integration of various modes of transport services into a single mobility service, accessible on...

MaaS to be the Focus Point of the First MyCorridor Project Workshop

[IRU, a MaaS Alliance member, is actively involved in the MyCorridor project and leads the project's work on communication and events.] MyCorridor is a 3-year project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. The project's objective is to facilitate sustainable...

Guest Blog: Getting Behind the MaaS Movement

By Marius Macku, Uber (written on 17 November 2017) Getting around town should be seamless. It’s one of the reasons why Uber was founded in the first place, so that you could push a button and get a ride from A to B. Over time we realised that this could have the...

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...

Guest Blog: How to Make MaaS (Mobility as a Service) Reality?

By Marko Javornik, COMTRADE (written on 23 October 2017) I’m just on my way from Berlin, where I had the privilege to give a keynote speech at the Wocomoco conference. Wocomoco – as it can be seen by its name – is not just a usual conference on mobility services, but...

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...

Comtrade Digital Services Hosted Business Hackathon in Berlin

On 9-11 June 2017, Comtrade Digital Services hosted a Business Hackathon in Berlin for the first time. The event in the Impact Hub in Berlin kicked off on Friday evening with a meetup on »How to make future mobility smarter«. Marko Javornik, VP/GM of Mobility and...

Technology and Finance Shapes Up to Make MaaS Happen

Sampo Hietanen, CEO of MaaS Global and ‘father’ of MaaS, started his address to ITS International’s recent MaaS Market conference in London by saying: “All of the problems that can be solved by a company or group of companies have already been solved, and now we are...

MaaS Provider Launches Midlands Trial

Mobility as a Service app ‘Whim’ launched for trials in Birmingham and the West Midlands last week and has announced a new partnership with bike sharing provider Nextbike. The app, developed by Finnish start up company MaaS Global, combines transport services to allow...

ITS UK First Forum on Mobility as a Service

ITS UK has held its first forum on the topic of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in London, simultaneously launching a new interest group dedicated the subject. The organisation has identified MaaS as a key deliverable of ITS technologies, and although many of the...

Our Member UCL is Looking for PhD Studentship in MaaS

UCL-Energy invites applicants for a fully-funded four-year PhD studentship in transport modelling. In recent years, new business models, inspired by the sharing economy, and disruptive technologies are ushering in an exciting new age in transportation: the era of...

West Midlands and MaaS Global Plans MaaS in the UK

Travellers in the West Midlands could soon benefit from a new integrated transport system allowing them to access multi-modal ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) via their smartphones. The service Whim, by the MaaS operator MaaS Global, will be launched in the West...

MaaS Alliance – The Public Transport Operator Perspective

The Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM - Autoritat del Transport Metropolità) is a voluntary inter-administrative consortium of public transport administrations in the Catalonia region working in the counties of Alt Penedès, Baix Llobregat, Barcelonès, Garraf,...

Guest Blog: Google, MaaS, etc.

By Josep Laborda, RACC (first published on LinekdIn Pulse) We (all) love Google. The user interface of its search engine is sleek and dead simple to use. It’s basically composed of a beautiful, clean logo, and a big, neat search box. What else? Well, a closer look at...

Siemens Present Their MaaS Solutions and MaaS Alliance in Berlin

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) proposes a novel transport paradigm which aims to reduce the need to own a car, by providing travellers with easy access to a range of transport alternatives, which are packaged according to personal preferences and can be paid based on...