Siemens Osakeyhtiö collaboration with MaaS Global brings MaaS to Tampere
For the first time, publicly supported para-transit rides are part of the MaaS project…
MaaS Global, a growth company that has developed a next-generation mobility service concept, will be the operator for a three-year Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) ecosystem project in Tampere. The project is being implemented in cooperation with Siemens and Tuomi Logistiikka.
MaaS Global is a mobility operator offering a travel application not only for route planning but also for purchasing various mobility services. The transformation of mobility into a service is aimed at making traffic development an entity that is as seamless and convenient as possible. This means, that passengers can make the necessary journey from door to door with a single fee and one ticket, even if they use several different modes of transport to make the journey.
“In the Tampere pilot project, Siemens offers a platform for connecting Tuomi Logistiikka and other transport providers to each other, and will make the offerings of transport service producers available to MaaS Global. MaaS Global will then sell these services as travel chains to consumers,” explained Siemens Osakeyhtiö Business Development Manager, Veikka Pirhonen.
When the cost of the taxi share falls significantly below the normal market price, MaaS Global will be able to offer affordable capacity as part of some other travel chain.
“We want to make it easy for people to get around. The technology to enable seamless use of mobility services already exists; Finland has the world’s best infrastructure for developing the MaaS concept. Our vision is that in the future you can get wherever you want, whenever you want, and by whatever form of transport you want without having to own it,” said MaaS Global CEO and Founder, Sampo Hietanen.
With the Siemens platform, it is possible to transparently transfer the capacity of the city’s rides and at the same time enable MaaS operators to expand their operations. The pilot project now being implemented is the world’s first project to combine publicly supported rides with the MaaS concept. This solution makes it possible to achieve significant savings.
“Our collaboration with MaaS Global is a good example of an ecosystem in which digitalisation creates value for society,” said Juha Lehtonen, Division Head for Mobility at Siemens Osakeyhtiö