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Transport is changing. New technology is making it possible to integrate public transport, shared bikes, car sharing, hire and on demand travel services, giving people and communities accessible and personalised travel choices: Mobility as a Service.

TravelSpirit Openness Q&A

Openness is essential to Mobility as a Service. From end to end journeys across modes to monthly bundled mobility packages, nothing that is truly useful to travelers can be created without some degree of openness between at least some combination of operators, mobility as a service providers, and data providers Read our brief summary of […]

Join us at the Manchester Blockchain Conference 2017

“Any new technology creates challenges, but with the right mix of leadership, collaboration and sound governance, distributed ledgers could yield significant benefits for the UK.” – Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser With potential applications ranging from fraud prevention to processing passport applications, some experts believe blockchain could be a disruptive technology to rival […]

TravelSpirit Second Annual Conference

Practical approaches to embedding Mobility as a Service 26 September 2017 Our engaging and thought provoking conference brought together people from across the sectors which are part of MaaS systems including operators, data providers, local and national authorities, consultants and academics. Explore the resources available including workshop summaries and presentations. Key Resources Welcome: Chair’s Welcome, […]

Workshop: The role of openness in commercial collaboration

Discussion from the TravelSpirit Conference, 26 September 2017 James Datson, Transport Systems Catapult Everyone in the transport system wants information – in increasing amounts of detail. From travellers’ expecting real time updates to their journey times to operators basing service provision on demand forecasting. This session looked at the types of information valued by three […]

Workshop: Openness and paying for transport

Discussion from the TravelSpirit Conference, 26 September 2017 Derek Halden, Loop Connections and TravelSpirit UK board member Presentation: Workshop: The technology revolution offers huge potential for connected, flexible and better travel opportunities but global companies battle for power to carve out the monopolies through which the greatest future profits could be delivered. Which company will […]

Workshop: Policy making for open Mobility as a Service

Discussion from the TravelSpirit Conference, 26 September 2017 James Gleave, Transport Futures and TravelSpirit UK Board Mobility as a Service poses a significant challenge to policy makers. Transport has traditionally been approached in a siloed mentality. Buses have their approach to ticketing, rail has another, aviation has yet another. That works for those industries, and […]

Whitepaper 5: TravelSpirit Hackout Open Innovation Programme

Creating an environment of boundless creativity is highly challenging for large and hierarchical institutions. This poses a particular problem for governments, companies, and organisations that wish to support open innovation. As one of our four core values, open innovation is central to everything we do at TravelSpirit. We established the TravelSpirit Hackout Open Innovation Programme […]

Smarter Travel LIVE! 2017

MKArena, Milton Keynes, 19-20 Oct Practical Applications of Intelligent Mobility for Sustainable Towns and Cities Smarter Travel Live! is one of the highlights of the packed 2017 innovative mobility calendar. TravelSpirit is very much on the agenda. Dr Maria Kamargianni, UCL MaaSLab, will be chairing the session on MaaS in practice, with Chris Lane from TfWM […]

Whitepaper 4: Will everyone benefit from MaaS?

Earlier in the summer, we canvassed the opinion of 106 people on which parts of the UK would benefit most from MaaS, and which types of organisation were most likely to succeed in providing MaaS in the future.  These people who had a natural bias towards being already engaged in discussions on MaaS, and/or who […]

UK Transport Catapult sponsor free tickets to 2nd Annual Conference on MaaS

The advent of ‘Mobility as a Service’ has rapidly precipitated a broad spectrum of approaches, from city and region-wide multi-modal apps to a range of new mobility service market entrants. Transport Systems Catapult have joined forces with TravelSpirit Foundation to advocate the idea that innovative mobility needs to be developed within an open framework. Otherwise […]