MaaS4EU project Press Release June 2017

MaaS4EU project kick-off meeting – Athens, 8-9 June 2017

With the projected growth in transport demand, the current modus operandi in transport supply is deemed unsustainable and generates the need for innovative services that could support seamless mobility and a shift from car-ownership to usership. An emerging trend towards this direction is the integration of on-demand modes in conjunction with public transport, leading to the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) concept, a usercentric, intelligent mobility distribution model, in which users’ needs are met via a single platform by a service provider.

In this context, the MaaS4EU project was launched as from 1 June 2017.

Over the next three years, the newly started project Maas4EU will address new concepts of Mobility-as-a-Service by providing quantifiable evidence, frameworks and tools, to remove barriers and enable a cooperative and interconnected EU single transport market for the MaaS concept.
By addressing challenges at business, end-users, technology and policy levels, MaaS4EU will provide quantifiable evidence about MaaS costs and benefits in three real-life, complementary pilot cases, demonstrating the concept in urban, intercity and cross-border environments at three different European locations (i.e. Manchester, Budapest and Luxembourg-Aachen).