We’ve all been there. It’s a cold, wet morning, you’re already late, and one train cancellation can lead to a full recalculation of your already stressful morning commute, with precious few minutes to do it in. Without access to bus or train timetables on the go, and a lack of cash which prevents you from jumping in a taxi, can make this into a stressful situation.
Getting from a to b, especially in a densely populated city, is becoming increasingly complex. In many cities, we’re blessed with a myriad of transport options – bus, train, cycling, walking, taxis – you name it; but making them work together so your journeys actually coincide can be another challenge altogether.
Mobility as a Service … it’s not taking you from one A to one B, it’s taking care of all your As and Bs.
Sampo Hietanen, CEO of MaaS Global
Thankfully, we’re now seeing a rapid surge of investment in the relatively new concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Apps like CityMapper and Uber solve our transport headaches for us. This is just the beginning of MaaS, and we’ve plotted it on an infographic to provide an overview of what it is, why it’s come about and how it works.
For a more detailed overview of Mobility as a Service, we recommend you check out this engaging explainer. It includes the origin of the concept, why it has emerged and why it is set to transform the mobility ecosystem, as well as the wider world.