News Opinion JUNE – Top 10 Most Read Mobility as a Service Articles By BMaaS Contributor Posted on July 4, 2018 7 min read Here is a rundown of the top 10 most read articles on Mobility as a Service during June… 1. MaaS Catalonia kicks off and launches the MaaS Manifesto Great attention and interest have been focused on MaaS in recent years, at European (notably, with the leading MaaS Alliance) and some national levels, but this has not yet replicated locally, in Catalonia. While there are already a number of forums tackling mobility topics at local level, no single initiative is clearly and specifically aimed at discussing and pushing MaaS forward, in a coordinated manner, in Catalonia. This is what MaaS Catalonia is set to represent. 2. NaviGoGo Mobility-as-a-Service pilot changes perceptions of travel users in Scotland The outcome of Scotland’s first ever Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) pilot project was declared as a success this month, for making travel easier, as well as changing the perceptions and usage of public, shared and active forms of travel. The NaviGoGo web app service was tested by ninety-eight 16- to 25-year-olds in Dundee and north east Fife, and used to plan over 2,000 journeys, and book and pay for 480 journeys. 3. What is Business Mobility as Service? We at BmaaS have conducted and gathered information explaining just exactly what Mobility as a Service is. MaaS ingredients such as car usership are starting to change the way fleet managers approach their company car scheme. Business Mobility-as-a-Service or BMaaS allows businesses to avoid financial commitments to large fleets of cars or inefficient (And expensive) journey planning from their employees. 4. What are the Benefits of Mobility as a Solution for Commuters? MaaS should be characterised as a better, faster, more interconnected and holistic personal transportation process that can benefit cities, communities and transit agencies. Despite many outside of the transport sector never having heard of the term, the concept is being discussed in government chambers, City Halls and planning authorities. The challenge is that they all define MaaS differently. 5. Research into Mobility-as-a-Service finds more alignment is needed between public and private sector Building on an emerging body of research, the team identified both common and diverging themes expressed by various stakeholder groups regarding the value of trip types offered by mobility services. The report includes findings that, to date, the Mobility as a Service eco-system has grown through private sector enterprise and technological development while the public sector has tended to react in response to these changes. 6. 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. 7. How technology is changing transport in London today Car usage in the capital is falling, but what’s replacing it? We run through some of the ways tech is affecting transport in London today. While Londoners used to be faced with a binary choice between car or public transport, new ways of getting around the capital have been cropping up. 8. New ride-sharing service, ViaVan, launches in London ViaVan has launched a revolutionary ride-sharing service in London, where seamless journeys can be matched in real time across the city… ViaVan, the joint venture between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has announced the launch of its new shared ride service in London. 9. Your commute sucks. Here’s how it will get way better in the future Travel will be designed to offer valuable time for their ‘time-poor’ customers. There are many products and services that save time, but recently we’re even starting to see these services market themselves as the more expensive option, with companies betting that people see more value saving time and hassle than saving a few quid, for example WeBuyAnyCar.com. 10. The future of parking is not parking at all An underestimated part of traffic congestion and emissions is caused by drivers on the look-out for a parking spot. Losing time and money, this daily struggle can be prevented by smart parking technology. [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 May’s Top 10 Articles here.