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Blockchain platform developed for mobility-as-a-service

Blockchain platform developed for mobility-as-a-service

Sony has announced the development of a blockchain-based common database as part of a challenge proposed by Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

MaaS vendors urged to pursue neutral platform approach

MaaS vendors urged to pursue neutral platform approach

Revenue generated by MaaS platforms is forecast to pass $52 billion by 2027, but this growth won’t begin to materialise until 2021 due to coronavirus.

Emergency on-demand transit service launched to help essential workers

Emergency on-demand transit service launched to help essential workers

Moovit’s Emergency Mobilisation service enables public and private companies to transform unused vehicle fleets into an on-demand service during the coronavirus outbreak.

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

The German cities of Bochum, Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen and Hagen and their business partners are seeking innovative solutions for their individual problems and development projects.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.

Private car journeys forecast to decrease 10% in largest cities by 2030

Private car journeys forecast to decrease 10% in largest cities by 2030

According to new research from Kantar, Manchester is set to see the biggest shift in the way people travel, followed by Moscow and São Paulo.

Government shared mobility initiatives driving MaaS market

Government shared mobility initiatives driving MaaS market

P&S Intelligence highlights the growing emphasis on the public mobility model over vehicle ownership to minimise traffic congestion and pollution.

New Zealand’s Timaru prepares to throw out bus timetables in favour of on-demand services

New Zealand’s Timaru prepares to throw out bus timetables in favour of on-demand services

Timaru’s on-demand public transport service will begin with a two-month pilot, followed by a year-long city-wide trial.

Mobility innovation outpacing policy, report finds

Mobility innovation outpacing policy, report finds

The paper recommends that cities should develop a code of conduct to which all mobility infrastructure and services operators adhere if they want to do business in the city.

MaaS Alliance expands footprint into Asia

MaaS Alliance expands footprint into Asia

The public-private partnership will work with Japanese railway company JR East to share best practices and business models to further develop MaaS worldwide.