Intelligent Transport Podcast Episode 21 – Joost Vantomme and Roelof Hellemans, MaaS Alliance

In this latest episode of the Intelligent Transport Podcast, Editorial Assistant Halimah Haque sits down with Joost Vantomme, Vice President of the MaaS Alliance, and Roelof Hellemans, Secretary General of the MaaS Alliance, to discuss the future of Mobility-as-a-Service and its potential to revolutionise urban transportation systems.

MaaS Intelligent Transport Podcast Episode 21 – Joost Vantomme and Roelof Hellemans, MaaS Alliance

Beginning the conversation for this episode, the MaaS Alliance’s Joost Vantomme and Roelof Hellemans provide valuable insights into the global trends shaping the need for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and the pivotal role that the MaaS Alliance plays in promoting seamless, sustainable and accessible mobility solutions, shedding light on the importance of collaboration, interoperability and the transition towards shared mobility to address transportation challenges and create a more sustainable future for all.

Then, we consider the potential that emerging technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT), have in expanding the range of sustainable and user-friendly mobility options within the MaaS ecosystem. Joost and Roelof explore how these technologies can enhance safety, efficiency and accessibility while mitigating congestion and environmental impact.

In the second half of this episode, we shift our focus to the future of the MaaS Alliance, exploring its vision and upcoming initiatives aimed at shaping the next generation of Mobility-as-a-Service solutions and driving transformative changes in the way that communities experience and navigate transportation in cities. Joost and Roelof highlight key areas of focus for the MaaS Alliance, including fostering global collaboration among stakeholders, advancing technological innovations, as well as advocating for inclusive and sustainable mobility options that prioritise the needs of both users and the environment.

Joost Vantomme Joost Vantomme is the Vice President of the MaaS Alliance, a role that aligns with his extensive experience and expertise in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS) and smart mobility. With over 30 years of industry knowledge, he has made significant contributions in areas such as business strategy, public-private co-operation, government affairs and association management. Joost’s leadership and strategic vision have played a crucial role in driving the MaaS Alliance’s mission of promoting seamless and integrated mobility solutions across Europe and beyond.

Roelof Hellemans - MaaS AllianceRoelof Hellemans is the Secretary General of the MaaS Alliance, leading the charge in advancing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solutions. With a strong commitment to integrating various transport services into a single platform, Roelof strives to enhance user experience and address the challenges of individual journeys and overall mobility systems. His leadership and strategic vision promote MaaS as an attractive alternative to private car usage, emphasising convenience, sustainability, reduced congestion and cost savings.