How changing technology is paving the way for Mobility as a Service

How changing technology is paving the way for Mobility as a Service

Our transport and travel decisions around cities, towns and the country are set to change throughout the next 20 years. Our personal devices are becoming our preferred gateway into the world of transport: live journey planning, traffic updates, demand based pricing, ride hailing, smart ticketing and contactless payments are already available through the devices that many of us can’t bear to be without. Additionally, the ever increasing penetration of smart devices into our lives, our roads and our transport vehicles…

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First sessions of National Youth Team

First sessions of National Youth Team

Wednesday the 19th October saw the completion of the second round of the National Youth Team recruitment held in Glasgow. The other half of the NYT met at the end of September in Edinburgh. The teams were exploring effective transport options and creating journey stories to help explore the topic of young people and transport in Scotland. The next session will be all about planning their market research activities to dig deeper into the problems and challenges that young people in…

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Public transport networks and tickets around the world

Public transport networks and tickets around the world

Public transportation can trace its routes back to ancient Greek mythology which depicted early forms of water ferries carrying corpses with coins underneath their tongue to pay the ferryman for their travel to Hades. However, the omnibus of Paris is believed to be the first organised system within a city like the thousands of networks found today across the world from Abu Dhabi to Zurich. But how do these public transport networks differ from each other over thousands of miles across…

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What is Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and why are Young People the most likely adopters?

What is Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and why are Young People the most likely adopters?

‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) is a new model for mobility and transport delivery. When anything is sold ‘as a service’ it means that people are paying for use of or access to something or a group of things instead of owning them.  In the instance of MaaS, users can purchase mobility and transport services based on their actual needs, instead of buying the means of mobility (i.e. a car, a bike, tickets). This ‘service’ would be facilitated by a…

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Enhancing the End to End Journey

Enhancing the End to End Journey

In 2015, Innovate UK launched the Enhancing the End-to-End Journey‘ competition. The competition was “seeking innovative proposals that facilitate seamless end-to-end journeys for people and goods. The concept of end-to-end journeys aims to expand the thinking around mobility as a service, by developing truly multi-modal travel options and a single point of access for the customer (whether traveller or goods mover).” Previous research has indicated that fewer younger people are learning to drive than in previous generations and their car ownership is…

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