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MaaS at the IT-TRANS: Urban mobility seamlessly, individually and synergistically

IT-TRANS: Exhibitors showase heir best practices and solutions

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) MaaS is one of eight key topics at IT-TRANS International Conference and Exhibition, covering the entire spectrum of digitalization in public transport, from connectivity and 5G to artificial intelligence from 14 to 16 May 2024. MaaS provdes intermodal linking of various private and public modes of transport through travel planning, booking and payment using a single digital platform.

“The transport transition can only succeed if sustainable alternatives to private transport are as attractive and accessible as possible. MaaS systems allow for complete intermodal travel planning and booking, including all relevant information, clearly and conveniently in a single app,” says Thomas Wolf, Coo Hacon and Head of Maas at Sieens Mobiliy Service, exhibitor at IT-TRANS in cooperation with Hacon and Padam (Hall 1, E37).

“MaaS is centered around us as users and enables tailor-made mobility offers that are bundled and easily accessible,” says Wolfram Uerlich, Founder and Head of goFLUX & Karos Germany. There are (almost) no limits to intermodal integration: streetcars and buses are just as much a part of it as scooters, e-bikes or carpooling. The latter is served by goFLUX (dm-arena, W10) with its app of the same name: it links public transport services with private car pools and can thus supplement and relieve bus and streetcar networks and, in particular, better connect rural and urban areas.

The Spanish startup meep (Hall 1, Z112) develops white-label applications for cities and transport operators and, as such, provides backend infrastructure for the EMT Madrid transport association used on the Madrid Mobility 360 app. The app integrates a multimodal travel planning tool including bus, metro, trains, and shared mobility services, and enables payment and information on real-time bus utilization.

In the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion, the regiomove app from KVV, the Karlsruhe Transport Association, links traditional public transport with bike and car-sharing providers. Here, too, the app takes care of intermodal travel planning, booking and payment. The regiomove booking platform comes from Init (Hall 1, F5), with the traffic modeling software supplied by the PTV Group (Hall 1, B3). Regiomove was launched as a lighthouse project by Karlsruhe research institutions and companies back in 2017, and is now a firm pillar of urban mobility in Karlsruhe.

Many players working towards the same goal

The MaaS project in German state North Rhine-Westphalia shows that MaaS is particularly successful when political decision-makers, transport companies and associations, and service providers work together. Commissioned by the responsible ministry, the development and operation of bundled data access for networking background systems is at the heart of the project, as is the MaaS NRW toolkit. The latter enables and promotes the state-wide transfer of knowledge between stakeholders. In addition to goFLUX, the IT-TRANS exhibitors better mobility with its apps (dm-arena, P11) alongside Mentz, with its check-in/check-out system (dm-arena, Q10) took part.

Conference: Experts driving the future mobility solutions

At the three-day IT-TRANS conference, eight key topics will focus on urban mobility and the latest technologies in this area – including shared mobility and MaaS. Two parallel sessions will focus on MaaS from the perspective of both passengers and on-demand transport providers: Tuesday afternoon, May 14, will focus on “Mobility-as-a-Service: the perspective of the passenger”, while Wednesday morning’s session will provide information on the next steps in this area with “Arriving at the next stop with MaaS and on-demand transport”.

Tickets & Info:

Visit https://www.it-trans.org/de/tickets/ to get your tickets for the exhibition and conference, and www.it-trans.org to learn more about the exhibitors and event programme.