- Date: 11/27/2023
In this episode of ARC’s Smart City Podcast, transport analyst Eddie Fidler speaks to founder and head of MaaS America,…
In today’s fast-paced world, the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has gained significant traction. MaaS refers to the integration of various transportation services into a single platform, allowing users to seamlessly plan, book, and pay for their journeys. This innovative approach to transportation has the potential to revolutionize the way we move around cities, reducing congestion, improving efficiency, and enhancing the overall travel experience. At the heart of this transformation lies the crucial role of telecommunications.
Telecommunications, encompassing the transmission of information over long distances, plays a vital role in advancing MaaS. The seamless integration of different transportation modes requires real-time data exchange, which is made possible through robust telecommunications networks. These networks enable the smooth flow of information between various stakeholders, such as transportation providers, service aggregators, and end-users.
One of the key aspects of MaaS is the ability to access real-time information about available transportation options, including public transit, ride-sharing services, and bike-sharing programs. Telecommunications networks provide the infrastructure necessary to collect, process, and disseminate this data to users in a timely manner. This empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their travel routes, modes of transportation, and estimated arrival times.
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