Matkahuolto and Kyyti to launch ‘nationwide MaaS solution’ in Finland
Posted: 5 December 2019 | Intelligent Transport
The application, provided by Matkahuolto, will initially include nationwide bus services and parts of local public transportation, with plans to further implement different modes of transport in the future.
Matkahuolto, a nationwide provider of passenger, parcel and carrier services in Finland, and Kyyti Group, a solution provider for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), have agreed to co-operate to create what is said to be the world’s first nationwide MaaS solution.
According to Janne Jakola, CEO of Matkahuolto, digitalisation makes it possible to create completely new service packages that cover the whole country. It also makes it possible to facilitate people’s mobility significantly, even when not using a private car.
The new solution allegedly combines all mobility services for use with one easy-to-use smartphone application. The application, provided by Matkahuolto, will initially include nationwide bus services and parts of local public transportation. In the future, other forms of mobility are planned to be added to the application, such as subways and trains, as well as private operator services like taxis, rental cars, car-sharing, city bikes, electric scooters and parking.
“Matkahuolto is well placed to build the service, as we already have a uniquely large, nationwide network of service providers and customers, as well as extensive expertise in public transport. In the future, other providers of the Matkahuolto application may be, for example, public transport operators in different cities or large-scale local businesses,” said Janne Jakola.
According to Pekka Möttö, CEO of Kyyti Group, the basic principle of Matkahuolto’s MaaS-solution, which will be released in early 2020, is to provide all Finns with fast and easy door-to-door travel chains tailored to their needs.