News Opinion Top 10 Most Read Mobility as a Service Articles – April By BMaaS Contributor Posted on May 1, 2018 8 min read Here is a rundown of the top 10 most read articles on Mobility as a Service during April… 1. E-Mobility arrives in the UK Whim, which is also dubbed as the Spotify or Netflix of the transport world, integrates journey planning, reservaions, payments and subscriptions all into one app. It has currently launched in the West Midlands in the UK – with hopes to revolutionize the way people use public transport in the region. Finnish-owned Whim already operates in Helsinki, where it has over 20,000 users. 2. What are the forces behind the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) revolution? Paul Nyberg talks about the three main reasons for the rise of Mobility as a Service with some international examples of MaaS; such as more people wanting a convenient and expected on demand service, more people want to access and pay for shared cars, bikes and taxis with the same ease as a tram or a bus and our cities want access to the millions using private transport services and to upgrade the travel experience. 3. Maas 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. 4. The death of car ownership and the rise of MaaS We’re on the verge of a huge shift in the way we travel. Buying a house or car has been traditionally seen as a rite of passage, a way to mark one’s success. In the current economic climate, renting has become the norm for young people and buying a car is beginning to seem like a waste of money when more and more of us are living in cities, this article explains what we have to consider when it comes to the rise of MaaS and the death of car ownership. 5. Uber wants users to book train and bus tickets through its app Uber is moving beyond the world of cars and looking to become a one-stop transportation shopping app. The company said it wanted to help “solve the issue of car ownership” and one of the ways it was planning to do that is by offering public transport options through its app. 6. 11 Travel startups with Mobility as a Service technology Each and every year there is a new way technology is influencing the way that we travel and now with Mobility as a Service on the rise… British Airways recently introduced facial recognition technology at Heathrow so passengers could board quicker. In the last 3 years we’ve seen numerous travel-start ups spring up and change the way we travel. 7. Mobility as a Service trends that are here to stay The many enviornmental, economics, and technological challenges facing local governments in recent years have led to the evolution of smart cities across the globe. By leveraging information and communications technology through municipal public and private partnerships. Check out some Mobility as a Service trends and technologies that are here to stay. 8. From A to B. Moovel simplifies urban mobility Which is the perfect way to cross the city here and now? The moovel app compares the mobility offers of different providers in terms of price and duration – for the optimum route from A to B. Via moovel it is possible to reserve, book and pay for different means of transport for a route. Very simple. 9. Mobility as a Service: Buzzword or Business Strategy? Take a look at the Google search volume for the phrase “Mobility as a Service” in the past year, it surely tells us that MaaS is set to grow well into 2018 and 2019. We’ve seen major players such as KPMG, Deloitte and even the UK government create content and initivatives to explore what they think Mobility as a Service is. However, whilst autonomous vehicles and smart cities remain popoular topics of conversations, many of our industry still do not grasp the true nature of MaaS. 10. How will the world of transport evolve in 2018? See this great informative piece by our very own BmaaS influencer Johan Herrlin on how the world of transport will evolve in ’18, including the likes of bike sharing, the develpoment and roll out of autonomous vehicles, the slow but steady growth of the car sharing scheme and market, and how we are expected to see a lot more of MaaS this year and how we will require public and private companies to work together. Want to submit an article on BmaaS? – get in touch via our Twitter or Contact Form. You can also check out March’s Top 10 Articles here.