Conference to explore MaaS opportunity in the UK

MaaS will be a key transport development in the next decade.

MaaS will be a key transport development in the next decade.

The Transport Systems Catapult hosted a one day “Mobility as a Service” (MaaS) conference at the iCentrum Innovation Building, Birmingham.

The event took place on Wednesday 21st September 2016 and bought together thought-leaders from the technology, policy and business sectors to discuss the latest developments in the growth of MaaS . The aim of the event was to create a shared vision for transporting people in the UK.

The event coincided with the the launch of “Exploring the Opportunities for Mobility as a Service in the UK”; a TSC report that sets out what MaaS is, how it can help us travel, and what the future could look like once it becomes mainstream.  The event also explored the themes of the report, as well as giving attendees the chance to hear from experts in this field. The speaker line-up included:

  • Lucy Yu, Head of Mobility as a Service, Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
  • James Datson, Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult
  • Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, Campaign for Better Transport
  • John Bickerton, Chief Engineer, Reading Buses

James Datson, author of the TSC’s MaaS report explained:

The idea of buying and selling mobility as a service represents a profound change in the way we think about transportation. However, key influencers are now talking seriously about MaaS from an innovation perspective, as it embodies what many of us working in the transport industry see as the future.  

At this timely event, we aim to share insights as to how the marketplace for MaaS is developing, and how transport operators, policy makers, technologists and consumers can benefit from the MaaS opportunity. At the end of the day we hope to have taken a step towards a shared vision for MaaS in the UK.

You can view presentations from the MaaS Conference, by clicking here

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