About the TravelSpirit Foundation
The TravelSpirit Foundation was established in Manchester, UK, in 2016 to provide an open framework to ensure that new integrated mobility services are universally accessible.
To successfully achieve our ambitious aims for the emerging mobility sphere – within the UK and across the globe – we set out to build a global network of transport operators, software developers, businesses, policy makers, planners and activists across the mobility and technology sectors.
Naturally, this global network is diverse, featuring a range of entities with different aims and objectives, but we are united by a shared vision for open and accessible mobility. This vision is underpinned by four core values:
- Universal Mobility as a Service: We believe that an integrated, connected, multi-modal MaaS system provides the path to sustainable and equitable transportation for all.
- Open Innovation: We believe in an open innovation model, that rewards sharing of information that serves others, even our competitors, and brings benefits to all.
- Global Community: We believe that by connecting coders, planners, activists, and policy-makers through a global network, we are better equipped to tackle the toughest mobility and transport challenges.
- Local Benefit: We believe that our work must be grounded in its ability to demonstrate positive change by and for local communities and regions.
TravelSpirit is championing open collaboration in the emergence of new mobility services and the evolution of an Internet of Mobility as a critical public resource for evolving Mobility as a Service and Connected & Autonomous Vehicle eco-systems.
Building the Internet of Mobility
TravelSpirit sees transport as a human right and freedom, and does not want to see cities of the future being run solely for the benefit of commercial interests.
We believe it is important to defend transport from monopolistic processes which threaten to take the whole of the mobility market within the private confines of organisations that do not have a public remit or control.
Therefore we are actively recruiting partners and funders to develop and deploy the Internet of Mobility for global, accessible Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV).
Built on open source and blockchain architecture, this framework will enable MaaS providers to compete in a transparent market that is truly focused on providing individualised customer-centric services to anyone and everyone.
To start on the road of building the Internet of Mobility, the TravelSpirit Foundation curates travelspirit.io, a global community resource of infrastructure, networks and code.