TIER Mobility announces integration with Netherlands MaaS app, Gaiyo
Following TIER’s launch in the Netherlands in September 2021, the micro-mobility operator has announced its integration with Dutch MaaS app, Gaiyo.
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TIER Mobility has announced that it has partnered with the leading Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) app in the Netherlands, Gaiyo.
Gaiyo is the first Dutch app with which TIER has entered an integration collaboration like this. For both parties, this integration is an important step in the full development of MaaS.
Electric micro-mobility like TIER’s is ideal for covering the first- and last-mile of a journey, such as the ride from home to a train station. The addition of the operator’s e-moped and e-bikes in Gaiyo makes it very easy to use this type of shared transportation – planning, booking, unlocking and paying for the vehicles can all be arranged quickly and easily.
Jesper Vis, General Manager – Benelux at TIER Mobility, said: “Our mission to ‘Change Mobility for Good’ is largely about creating strong partnerships to expand everyone’s access to sustainable, easily accessible and multimodal mobility solutions. Teaming up with Netherlands’ leading MaaS app, Gaiyo, will allow us to expand access to our micro-mobility services in Utrecht and Eindhoven.”
As of 30 September 30 2021, TIER Mobility has been active in the Netherlands. TIER’s bikes can be found in Eindhoven and Utrecht, the scooters only in Utrecht. According to TIER, other Dutch cities are likely to follow.
Lucien Groenhuijzen, CEO of Innovactory – provider of Gaiyo – added: “Our partnership with TIER is a great demonstration of how committed Gaiyo is to being a multi-mobility platform. It is our mission to empower smarter mobility decisions and help people to access a large variety of nearby transport options – we are looking forward to bringing even more sustainable micro-mobility options to cities across the Netherlands. The availability of electric TIER bikes and mopeds in our app shows that consumers need only one app to book all of their services to move from A to B.”
Gaiyo’s route planner scans TIER‘s available mopeds and bikes at the user’s location and incorporates it into various route recommendations. Thanks to this service, it becomes possible to choose different means and combinations of transport, depending on the user’s (mobility) preferences. The entire trip can be planned, booked and paid for with Gaiyo.
Customers pay in advance for the use of a TIER vehicle from their Gaiyo wallet. If the actual costs turn out to be less than the cost of the time that they have reserved the vehicle for, Gaiyo will return the excess amount to the customer’s wallet. If the amount is negative, the remaining amount will be debited automatically.