The ProMaaS consortium had a two-day successful virtual workshop to co-design future MaaS scenarios. 20 international researchers, practitioners, city and regional representatives engaged in interactive working sessions and discussions on how trends, drivers of change and uncertainties will shape the MaaS landscape in Europe.Continue reading
The EIT Urban Mobility Matchmaking event for the Business Plan 2021 took place on the 3rd and 4th of March 2020 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The focus of these two days was project strategy in European cities.
Carnet, the project leader, held a Pro-MaaS presentation in Eindhoven, highlighting its work plan and status. After the presentation, there was time left for questions.
The Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) in Urban Mobility is a European space to forge networks and collaborations to accelerate innovation. By mutualizing the resources of strategic partners, it reduces fragmentation and redundancy.
This strong network of partners facilitates technology transfer, leads research and innovation, and emphasizes entrepreneurial culture by supporting the creation of startups and accelerating emerging companies to take them to global level.
During two days of meetings, workshops and networking sessions, proposals were discussed on the research and development of new ideas in several European cities, competitive universities and technological industries of the private sector, to foster the knowledge triangle.
Carnet et UPC hosted the official kick-off of the ProMaaS project on the UPC campus in Barcelona on Tuesday January 28th.
After a year spent planning this project primarily online, all partners were happy to finally meet altogether face to face. The day was spent getting to know each partner better, and going beyond institutions to know each individual and prepare a fruitful collaboration.
Each activity leader presented their activity work plan, which helped us to realign and make sure we will reach our goals of deep understanding of institutional and regulatory barriers to achieving Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
A private actor of MaaS in Spain, « City Trips » also shared their experience developing MaaS and underlined the importance of regulatory and political challenges to making MaaS a reality for citizens.
In this meeting, we agreed that our website should have some basic information about MaaS, including a simple definition. Indeed, a key barrier for cities is that public servants and private actors often mean different things when they talk about MaaS.
We also confirmed the following work plan for this year.
WP1 : literature review including prospective ideas expected for April 2020
Under the leadership of UPC and until end of March, we will all contribute sources to our review of regulations to write a state of the art of current regulations and information about current shared mobility services’ disruptive techs, business models, and of course regulations.
WP2 : Review of existing policy strategies
Under the lead of UCL, partners will contribute to reviewing and comparing existing regulations and policy strategies of cities regarding MaaS.
WP3 : Design thinking workshops with stakeholders on how to improve policies starting in June 2020
Under the lead of Aalto University, there will be 2 workshops in Helsinki with all city MaaS stakeholders to identify barriers and best practices and test the workshop design. Two additional workshops will be held in other partner cities.
WP4 : scenario planning to start in the Fall
Under the lead of TUM and TU/e, partners and cities will use the outputs from the WP3 to define future scenarios and be able to work on local « hypotheses » during a two-day workshops. TU/e and TUM will then use these hypotheses in scenario planning.
WP5 : communication and dissemination of knowledge
Under the lead of Carnet and frog design (a company from the Altran group), all partners will regularly share updated about the work being done through short videos, articles and reports available on the website and social media.
Stay tuned for further information and we are looking forward to advancing our current knowledge of regulatory barriers and best practices to advance MaaS.
Our project kicked off in Barcelona in January. Since then, we have been busy with our first work package, the state of the art of technologies and business models for MaaS. We have also thought about how to best communicate our progress and results.
If you are interested in knowing what policies and governance can help make MaaS a reality, here are a few things we will propose:
Here you will find the presentation of our projects, partners and activities, and most notably the workshop we will hold with partners and stakeholders in several cities over the summer.
As we complete more and more activities, you will find the executive and the report on each activity page. Finally, at the end of the project, you will find all reports and executive summaries downloadable on our dedicated page.
Don’t feel like reading a report? The key results of each activity will also be presented in a short video. Find these videos on this website but also on social media (please share!). Before we can film these videos, you’ll find a selection of videos about MaaS from our partners and other sources we like.
Look for the hashtag #pro-maas as our partners post news about this project.