Seminar: The Place of MaaS Ecosystems in Mobility Futures

(the presentation of the session is available for download here)

The next seminar of the Anthropolis Chair and Future Cities Lab seminar series will take place on Monday, 1 February 2020, 10-11 AM CET. PhD Candidate Mariana Reyes will give an overview of the context that brought MaaS to emerge, and of the current challenges it faces as a complex ecosystemic solution trying to simplify and improve the access and the experience of mobility. Examples from the Northern European perspective will complement the session.

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) represents a new way to access and to provide a variety of mobility services through the scheme of a “one-stop-shop”. These services are made available through a single-access / single-payment digital platform. The concept has strongly developed over the last decade and academics, industry partners and other actors in and out of the mobility sphere continue to work to get a clearer, more stable, unified definition.

Many questions still wait for an answer, especially regarding financing, the economical equilibrium of stakeholders, and business models. Other issues must be also addressed/covered, like the liability and responsibility of the actors in the ecosystem, as well as the “ownership” of the end-user.

The Anthropolis Chair, operated by IRT SystemX and CentraleSupélec, brings together the partners EDF, Engie, Groupe Renault, Communauté d’Agglomération Paris-Saclay, and Nokia Bell-Labs to work towards human-centred mobility. The Future Cities Lab is a joint initiative of Centrale Pékin, Beihang University Beijing, and Laboratoire Génie Industriel (LGI), CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay.

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