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MaaS Global and Arup team up on the deployment of Mobility as a Service

Clare O'Loughlin Clare O'Loughlin Europe Press Office, Ireland
26 April 2018

Arup has entered into an agreement with MaaS Global to provide consultancy services related to the development and deployment of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). 

As the developers of the MaaS concept, and the world’s first MaaS operator, MaaS Global is a major player on the global intelligent mobility stage.

We are delighted to have a company of Arup’s reputation providing consultancy services for MaaS Global. This partnership is an exciting opportunity for both companies to work together in developing and making MaaS a global reality. ” Sampo Hietanen CEO and Founder of MaaS Global

MaaS has the potential to transform commuters’ lives and reduce the over-reliance on private car ownership by combining all available options to plan the most efficient route to get people to their destinations. MaaS Global’s mobile app, Whim, is already a success in Helsinki, Finland and has the potential to transform the mobility options of cities worldwide.

The agreement calls for Arup to represent MaaS Global’s interests in researching cities where MaaS Global can most effectively enter into successful negotiations with transport providers and identifying suitable cities for the deployment of MaaS.

We are delighted to be collaborating with the author of the Mobility as a Service concept and the world’s first MaaS operator. Our collaboration will assist MaaS Global in achieving a level of mobility that rivals the convenience offered by the private car, in as many cities as possible throughout the world. We will combine our expertise in transport systems with our relationships and knowledge of a wide range of cities to facilitate MaaS Global’s focus for expansion. ” David O'Keeffe David O'Keeffe Europe Intelligent Mobility Leader

The initial phase of work involves Arup undertaking screenings of cities for MaaS readiness with a view to identifying and assisting cities in making MaaS a reality.