By combining new mobility modes with traditional public transport services, MaaS supports a paradigm shift in urban mobility, fostering modal shift and providing benefits to the transport system, the user and the environment. Nevertheless, the concept of MaaS continues to be challenged by authorities, customers and operators, bringing up many distorted impressions and false conclusions. Sohejl Wanjani’s presentation and roundtable discussions at TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2022, on behalf of Siemens Mobility Intermodal Solutions and Hacon, addressed each of the objections below to dispel the 7 most common myths about MaaS:
- “A new platform requires a new app – we don’t want to run two systems”
- “Building a new MaaS platform is too big of a project for us”
- “The data management becomes even more complex than it already is when upgrading to a MaaS system”
- “We have local/regional requirements a white label MaaS-solution can not fulfill”
- “Most users rely on Google Maps. We will not be able to do better than Google”
- “Upgrading to a MaaS platform is not financially worthwhile for us”
- “Why shouldn’t we just wait and see in two or three years what has established itself in the market?”
Sohejl explained the critical requirements for a successful and long-lasting MaaS platform and – from Denmark to Dubai – case studied implemented state-of-the-art journey planners and MaaS solutions around the world.
If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us at Nottingham Council House for the live in-person event on February 24th, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Sohejl’s initial presentation).
Those qualifying to receive the rich content from these presentations include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from: local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, parking operators, prime contractors etc.