Why Mobility-As-A-Service (MaaS) is the Future of Transportation
Are the days of car ownership over? Proponents of Mobility-As-A-Service (MaaS) say yes. By offering users the ability to choose between multiple modes of fast, cost-effective and efficient modes of transportation via one single platform, MaaS has the potential to not only revolutionize traditional transportation but the automotive industry, urban planning and the economy as a whole.
When asked why MaaS is the future of transportation, 2019 AV speaker, Nick Pudar, Director, Mobility Open Blockchain Institute explained, "mobility is a strong enabler of economic activity. Historically, our mobility choices have been narrow, mainly due to the economic friction of managing a larger portfolio of choices. Today’s intersection of connected technology platforms enables a much wider range of mobility modalities. The low costs of creating new mobility platforms allows for much innovation and experimentation in the MaaS arena. The resulting larger portfolio of mobility solutions will not only benefit businesses, but it will also provide regular consumers better and more flexible choices."
In this mini-whitepaper, we explore:
- What is MaaS and how it will impact the transportation and automotive industries
- An overview of the infrastructure, policies, incentives and data management best practices required to make MaaS work
- The MaaS Ecosystem and key enabling technologies such as IoT, autonomous and blockchain
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