Forum. In the jungle of the urban mobility, technology, and public utility preclude too often. While innovative solutions are multiplying (VTC, self-service bicycles, scooters, electric, etc,), congestion in cities continues to increase : + 15 to 20 points travel time between 2008 and 2016 in Paris, Berlin, London and Brussels, according to an analysis by BCG of the TomTom Traffic Index in 2016. In question ? A lack of complementarity between mobility demand and public transport. This is what the concept of “mobility as a service” (in English, ” mobility-as-a-service, or MaaS) could soon resolve.
“A unique application that promises to facilitate the link between public transport and mobility on demand, and reduce congestion and pollution ”
The MaaS is a digital platform that brings together all the offers of mobility and helps travellers planning their trips to the payment of their tickets. This revolution is already committed side users : the democratization of mobility on demand and the proliferation of offers of transport make it essential to their centralization on the same application : 76 % of 25-45 years old in the Ile-de-France have tried the transport in self-service, but only 6 % have incorporated it into their routine, according to the Barometer of mobility in September of BCG vaccine, produced with the Urban Lab of My Little Paris.
In large cities, such a unique application that promises to facilitate the link between public transport and mobility on demand, and reduce congestion and pollution. The giants of the sector have understood this : all are trying to develop their MaaS as soon as possible to protect their access to the traveler, and become an indispensable agent… for their competitors.
But no comprehensive platform has not yet seen the light of day. Most of the MaaS existing merely to juxtapose mobility offerings and resell…