Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand. Hardly any other element of the mobility world has received as much attention in recent years and months as the concept of MaaS. The ongoing discussions around the various areas of MaaS continue to raise new and increasingly diverse questions: What is the EU's position on MaaS, is there an ideal operator model, what will be the impact of MaaS on travel behaviour and sustainable mobility?
The online event - MaaS - A European Perspective - organised by the Transport and Spatial Planning Institute at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt as part of the EU-wide research project PriMaaS, is dedicated to giving an overview of the status quo of the different areas of the MaaS landscape and tries to answer some of these questions. The event will take place on June 22, 2021 starting at 10:00 am (CET) and will be divided into three content blocks: Introduction, research and business.
First, a general introduction to the topic and the PriMaaS project will be given and the European strategy for multimodal digital mobility services will be presented by Victoire Champenois (Policy Officer at the Unit of Sustainable and Intelligent Transport at the European Commission). In the research block, Dr. Jana Sochor (Senior Researcher at the Division of Design & Human Factors, Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Chalmers University of Technology) will talk about challenges and opportunities of MaaS, Daniel Reck (Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems at ETH Zurich) will present his findings on how MaaS influences travel behaviour and Prof. Dr. Maria Kamargianni (Associate Professor of Transport and Energy and Head of MaaSLab at UCL Energy Institute of the University College London) will talk about the lessons learned from MaaS demonstrations around Europe. Finally, in the business block, Dr. Steve Cassidy (Co-Founder of Fusemobility), Sampo Hietanen (CEO of MaaS Global), Michael Kieslinger (CEO of Fluidtime Data Services) and Dr. Boyd Cohen (CEO of Iomob Technologies) will introduce their companies´ solutions and then together explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different operator models within the framework of a panel discussion.
Hope to see you there!