The concept of a smart city involves using existing and innovative technologies to make life easier for everyone. We can especially get smarter when it comes to getting around town. A pioneering programme run by Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications and Tekes aims to realise the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
“The idea is that a single smartphone app will look after all your mobility needs, finding the best way to get where you want to go using any combination of transport modes – and letting you pay for all your mobility needs conveniently through a single system,” explains Sonja Heikkilä who coordinated Tekes’s MaaS programme in 2015, and now works at OP Financial Group, leading a project developing new mobility services.
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