News Opinion JULY – Top 10 Most Read Mobility as a Service Articles By BMaaS Contributor Posted on August 2, 2018 8 min read Here is a rundown of the top 10 most read articles on Mobility as a Service during July… 1. What’s driving the transportation revolution? Just look around. New car and bike-sharing businesses are entering the market at an incredible pace, while the anticipated arrival of autonomous vehicles will greatly impact the provisioning of transport services. In short, transport is undergoing a huge transformation as a result of a new wave of technologies and the rise of Mobility as a Service (MaaS solutions). By Johan Herrlin 2. Top 10 Mobility as a Service influencers As Mobility as a Service starts to become more common in the fleet and automotive industry, we at BusinessMaaS have taken a look at people around the world who are shaping what MaaS is and what it means, as MaaS begins to be implemented to the real world, we are constantly adding to our list of influencers, you can check them out here. 3. Mobility-as-a-Service and overcoming the issues to get Critical MaaS The sharing economy, the access economy, the on-demand economy – terms used interchangeably, though not always fully understood. They are used to define the recent socio-economic shift that reinvented how and what we consume. Although each of the terms is nuanced in its precise meaning, they all describe a world in which consumer demand, rather than any other driver, determines the delivery of services. 4. Share or not share the data? That is the question for MaaS! Why does a transport operator want to join a MaaS platform? What lessons can we draw from such thinking in order to develop MaaS platforms? This article provides answers to these questions by questioning coopetition issues via data sharing in these platforms. – By Bruno Carballa Smichowski 5. Oxford buses turn to Uber-style apps in on-demand experiment Meet the new bus: not quite the same as the old bus. With echoes of the Latin American colectivo or Israeli sherut but in super-smart vehicles networked by Uber-style apps, on-demand services are popping up in cities around Britain – with the big transport companies unshackling their buses in the hope of driving cars off the roads. 6. How the next generation of mobility will affect cities We stand now at the cusp of another revolution in mobility, and with the introduction of new forms of vehicles, power, control systems, and business architectures, the changes are likely to be as large and dynamic as those of a century ago. Identifying, studying and putting these complex forces into a perspective that can help inform the actions of the numerous elements of this system will be critical to maximizing the societal benefits of this revolution. 7. Top 10 Smart Cities EasyPark, an app designed to make urban living easier by helping drivers find and pay for parking, is a self-professed lover of cities – especially those that are on the forefront of the “smart” movement. Starting with a list of 500 cities from across the globe, EasyPark analysed each for 19 factors that set a smart city apart from one that is not. 8. Open ecosystem for MaaS to be created in new partnership TravelSpirit Foundation and MaaS Alliance have formed a partnership to undertake collaborative work with technologists, operators and innovators to develop an open ecosystem for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). According to the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), TravelSpirit and MaaS Alliance will share knowledge and best practices on enabling the development of open source technologies that will underpin MaaS (including blockchain) and empowering the communities that deliver them. 9. Digital innovations in urban transport: shaping the future of smart mobility Innovations in the transport sector continue to introduce new opportunities to enhance travel experiences in our cities. The 2020s are predicted to be a decade of transformation for urban mobility. This is facilitated by business models that offer a range of new mobility services (ride hailing, car sharing, bike sharing and Netflix-like vehicle-subscription models) that provide flexible options to meet our travel needs. 10. Volkswagen to launch fully electric car-sharing service The fully electric car-sharing service will accompany a number of additional vehicle-on-demand services as part of its WE platform. These supplementary services may include smart parking apps, location-based vouchering and other mobility solutions, which aim to complement the ride hailing, sharing and pooling services on offer from the platform. [divider style=”shadow” top=”30″ bottom=”30″] Want to submit an article to BmaaS? – get in touch via our Twitter or Contact Form. You can also check out June’s Top 10 Articles here.