The European Mobility-as-a-Service Alliance
Publication date: 06 October 2015
On 5 October, 20 European organisations established the first Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance. This new initiative will work towards a truly European and joint approach to MaaS through public and private stakeholder cooperation, providing the basis for the scale needed for a successful implementation.
The key concept behind MaaS is to put the users, both travellers and goods, at the core of transport services, offering them tailor made mobility solutions based on their individual needs. This means that, for the first time, easy access to the most appropriate transport mode or service will be included in a bundle of flexible travel service options for end users.
Jacob Bangsgaard Director General of FIA Region I said: “Bundling services to simplify access to mobility is a key step to ensure the best use of all modes of transport. FIA Region I calls upon the transport community to develop and combine these services based on the public’s concrete needs. Our member Clubs are, in many respects, leading the way by already offering a variety of combined transport services. In the FIA, we believe mobility must be safe, sustainable, accessible and affordable for all.”
Founding Partners of the Mobility as a Service Alliance include Aalborg University, AustriaTech, Ericsson, ERTICO – ITS Europe, Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA) Region I, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, Helsinki Business Hub, IRU, Connekt, ITS Finland, ITS Sweden, ITS Ukraine, MOBiNET, National Mobile Payment Plc. (Hungary), Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes), Transport for London, Vinnova, University of Tampere and Xerox.
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About FIA Region I
The FIA Region I office, based in Brussels, is a consumer body representing 111 Motoring and Touring Clubs and their 38 million members from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The FIA represents the interest of these members as motorists, public transport users, pedestrians and tourists. The FIA’s primary goal is to secure a mobility that is safe, affordable, sustainable and efficient. With these aims in mind, the FIA Region I work focuses on Road Safety, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, and the promotion of Sustainable Motoring. www.fiaregion1.com
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