Mobility is the freedom to travel from A to B to Z to do the important and enjoyable things in life; catching up with friends and family, working, studying, shopping, helping the kids get to school. There are so many ways to do this: walking, cycling, taking the bus, catching the train, driving, riding as a passenger, taxi, renting a car, carsharing, bikesharing, ridesharing, ridesourcing…. With all of this choice, how do you get what is best for you, particularly if it is not just what you have always done?
MaaS, short for Mobility as a Service, brings all means of travel together. MaaS is an all-encompassing service offering access to all forms of mobility. It seamlessly combines transport options from different providers, handling everything from travel planning to payments. Its primary aim is to make life easier: separate subscriptions and separate bills, concerns about parking and the need to own, and maintain a vehicle will all become a thing of the past.
For extra convenience, MaaS can include value added services like deliveries for groceries or restaurant meals. It allows people to go places and live their lives with more ease than ever before.
Examples of smart MaaS solutions: