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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.

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) hits the UK press

Today two notable UK publications released articles about Mobility as a Service. Local Transport Today has led with a story on “Mobility as a Service: don’t fragment the marketplace”, which features our partner, Carplus passionately advocating the approach taken to date by the rapidly growing TravelSpirit community. Click here for a snippet of the article, […]

Ford announce their ambitions to enter the MaaS market by 2021

Ford has said it will mass-produce a fully autonomous self-driving car, without a steering wheel by 2021, for an ‘Uber-like’ ride-sharing service. The announcement, described as “transformational” by the company’s president, Mark Fields, signalled an era when Ford sees itself, particularly in cities, as a company that provides an ad-hoc service rather than focusing solely […]

Center for Automotive Research Sheds New Light on MaaS

Emerging trends in mobility technology, such as the rise of ridehailing and carsharing services, have led many industry analysts to offer their views on how these trends will affect the automotive industry in the United States. The reports stemming from these efforts have resulted in highly conflicting visions of the future, ranging from a dramatic […]

TravelSpirit Runway, Launched!

Thank you all for your amazing support at our Manchester (UK) launch day on 28th June, where over 80 of us had from the feedback received to date, a most excellent time. In particular, thank you for our international speakers, Sampo Hietanen and Gabriel Plassat, who in addition to representing on-going Finnish and French connections, […]

TfGM launch new ‘2040’ strategy to support MaaS

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have launched their visionary new ‘2040’ strategy – one that looks forward to the future with a completely open mind, and one that will see the end to silo’d thinking around individual ‘transport modes’, and will bring about the neccesary integration between traditional ‘private’ (planes, cars, taxi’s, bikes) and ‘public’ […]

TravelSpirit organisation officially launched!

Today, we have formally launched our new organisation, with a real buzz, at the Community Design Workshop I, at Alliance Manchester Business School, UK. The day set off with a flying start with a key note talk from the “father of Mobility as a Service”, Sampo Hietanen, followed by an inspirational talk by Gabriel Plassat, of […]

TravelSpirit Executive Board Formed

We’re really proud to announce that Rob Taylor, CTO at Codethink and secretary of the FOSSi Foundation, has been appointed our CTO, on a ‘pro-bono’ basis. Rob has been working commercially with Linux and Open Source technologies for over 15 years and has founded two successful companies delivering Open Source development. Rob joins Alex Burrows […]