Moses has partnered with multiple ride-hailing services such as Uber and Gett
UK rail passengers will soon be able to book an onward on-demand shared taxi while they are on the train from a passenger information system.
GoMedia, which develops data-driven infotainment platforms for transport operators, is partnering with shared travel specialist, Moses Mobility, to help provide a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) offering for last-mile journeys.
Moses Mobility’s on-demand taxi-sharing service has been integrated with GoMedia’s onboard Passenger Information System. Passengers book a taxi and the driver will receive updates about the train’s expected arrival time.
Moses has partnered with multiple ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Gett, to offer a journey-matching service that identifies passengers who are travelling to similar destinations and offer them ‘just-in-time’ shared taxi rides from the station to their end destination. The same technology can also be used during disruption events to help move passengers more simply, reliably and cost effectively.
“Tomorrow’s trains will form the backbone of a larger mobility-as-a-service transport system that relies on fleets of autonomous vehicles for the first and last mile"
Moses will be available to passengers through GoMedia’s Passenger Information System in 2019 but no announcement has yet been made about which rail operators will offer the service.
“Giving passengers the option to book shared taxi travel at any time during their journey, safe in the knowledge that their driver will be updated with the latest arrival information, reducing wait times and additional charges, is a major step in delivering the first truly connected rail journey,” said Roger Matthews, managing director of GoMedia. “Shared rides will soon become the norm and we’re excited to be partnering with Moses to be at the fore as this technology evolves and transport planning becomes smarter.”
Terry Yoell, director of Moses, said the company wants to break the perception that taxis are a luxury and make them part of everyday travel. He added: “Tomorrow’s trains will form the backbone of a larger mobility-as-a-service transport system that relies on fleets of autonomous vehicles for the first and last mile. Sharing these journeys will be essential if we want to reduce travel costs and tackle congestion.”
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