Fluidtime Symposium 2018
MaaS meets City – When seamless travel becomes reality.
International transport & mobility experts, especially from the urban environment, met in Vienna on 7 and 8 June 2018 to present their best practice examples of MaaS in cities and regions.
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Speakers of the Symposium 2018
Session 1: A city’s daily agenda – obstacles, aims and food for thought
For public authorities, the responsibilities and tasks regarding mobility are manifold. For example, good access to an affordable public transport network and the reduction of urban traffic. Also, road development and the management of parking facilities – private cars are still the favorite means of urban transport. At the same time, cities must protect the environment and save money. How much does inefficient mobility cost a city? What does it take to change the residents’ mobility behavior? Which incentives would bring more transport services to a city? And what have cities done so far – could the situation be even worse?
Session 2: Cities as part of the MaaS ecosystem
Within the MaaS ecosystem, cities are more than just the place for MaaS projects to be implemented. They need to take a proactive role and provide the prerequisites to allow MaaS initiatives to develop in the best possible way. They should function as a guide, providing orientation through guidelines; as an investor subsidizing projects or as a leader, setting examples to inspire followers. Do cities have to play an active role or does it suffice to let the free market evolve? What are the biggest achievements, challenges and threats?
Best practice projects and their impact on cities
Mobility Service Providers are working intensively on the development of MaaS solutions that may significantly change urban mobility. They are still at an early stage in this process, without much experience and only a small number of comparative results. Carefully selected best practice projects present their first milestones and provide insights into their solution-finding processes, business models and implementation structuring. Attention will also be paid to the impact on cities (social conclusions, cost savings, change in the quality of life, and much more).
Session 4: How cities profit from being a MaaS incubato
A MaaS ecosystem profits from a wide variety of mobility solutions. Every solution starts with an idea – for example, the wish to change the way of travel or to provide an additional service to a specific group of people. Just an idea is not enough for a roll-out though: Startups and organizations need to define use cases, find cooperation partners, create reliable business models and develop frontend solutions. But where do they start? Incubators provide assistance by securing technical and financial support. What does it take to become a MaaS incubator? What do new businesses need to develop a MaaS pilot project from scratch? How can cities encourage MaaS solutions? What can we learn from successful startup hubs?
Friday, June 8, 2018