Automakers Struggling with MaaS

By Freddie Holmes, Automotive World, October 9, 2019 Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has proven a tough beat for automakers so far. The challenge was once getting prospective buyers to put pen to paper on a new car; vehicle manufacturers are now tasked with putting bums on seats as part of shared mobility services. A handful of major services have …

ITF Decarbonising Transport. Also, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) success factors for integrated mobility solutions

With technologies today, we can definitely reduce transport emissions 30% with existing technologies (instead of letting transport emissions increase by at least 50%) by 2050. 60% projected growth means we have an increasing challenge. Netherlands has a 49% reduction target by 2030. Start directing message to how you get there and build public support. Not every company has the same …

Presenters and Topics at IcoMaaS 2017

Scientific 1: Developing MaaS business models  Tuesday, 28/Nov/2017: 11:00am – 12:30pm Location: Large conference room – Verne Business models for MaaS, Aki Aapaoja, Jenni Eckhardt, Lasse Nykänen VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present potential business models for Mobility as a Service. These models include commercial, public transport operator and Public-Private …

NACTO City Data Sharing Principles: Integrating New Technologies Into City Streets, also 10 rules for cities about automated vehicles,

There are a number of ways that cities will need to regulate AVs if they are to be a boon and not a bane, including owning the data, protecting transit, prohibiting empty (circling) trips, setting speed limits, and protecting traditional urbanism.  Traditional urbanism evolved over millennia to meet human needs. The adoption of AVs should not be allowed to replace time-tested …

Demand Oriented Mobility Solutions for Rural Areas Using Autonomous Vehicles

By Moritz von Mörner, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering This study was funded by Opel Automobile GmbH and DB Regio AG 1.   Introduction Conventional public transport in rural areas is facing major difficulties, especially in countries exhibiting demographic and societal changes. In rural areas in Germany demographic change and the accompanying decrease in population and pupil numbers endanger the already bristle …

Why SUMC Supports Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities

By Tim Frisbie October 27, 2017 News Shared mobility has the potential to deliver transformative benefits for cities and regions, from reducing single-occupancy vehicle trips to lessening household transportation costs and opening up access to jobs and opportunity. However, these benefits are only truly possible if new and emerging modes of transportation work for everyone. Proactive leadership is needed, now more than ever, …

Helsinki shared mobility study – ITF

OECD-ITF 2017 Executive summary New types of ride-sharing services have been gaining ground in recent years, especially in urban areas. These services may be precursors to more optimised shared mobility solutions that could deliver better outcomes for citizens. This report examines how the optimised use of new on-demand shared transport modes can change the future of mobility in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area in …

City resolution on preparing for shared, autonomous, electric vehicles

Generic version adapted from one model.  Also see this 2017 guide on Writing Effective Resolutions Preparing for the New Mobility WHEREAS, the City is recognized as an innovative, pioneering, and technologically savvy Smart City, that is creative, compassionate, and economically vibrant; and WHEREAS, the City is challenged with increasing congestion associated with its growing population, leading to increasing vehicle miles traveled, longer …

MaaS and public transportation in rural areas in rural areas 

Also see from the US:  Public Transportation’s Impact on Rural and Small Towns: A Vital Mobility Link  And from Laura Bliss at City Lab, 10 Oct 2017: For rural Americans who don’t have access to cars, basics like grocery shopping and doctor’s appointments can turn into an arduous struggle. With few transit options at low densities, the expense and hassle …

Employees spend 10% of their time commuting and 17% quit due their commute, so ride services for employees can make sense, charges are handled in the platform

Benefit News.com, Oct 2017, Uber for Business “Employees spend 10% of their time commuting and 17% quit due their commute,” says Crowley. “When you take an employee who’s been driving alone” and give them a car service, they’re less frustrated, he adds. It also can bridge the distance between someone’s home and the nearest public transportation station. Similarly, the employers using …