‘The pandemic is changing our behaviour,’ says RET director Maurice Unck on behalf of RiVier. ‘We work, learn and travel more flexibly: in time, place and choice of means of transport. That is why we are investing in the best travel options for consumers right now. We lower the threshold to easily plan, book and pay for a trip with multiple modes of transport.’
‘Smart applications that can integrate and coordinate different modes of transportation makes the idea of seamless travel from the first mile to the last reality. Having the ability to choose from the full spectrum of mobility options to plan, schedule and pay for trips, significantly improves the travel experience and enhances the overall quality of life. We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide our intelligent solutions and deliver a MaaS system that will enable mobility in the Netherlands to be more comfortable, sustainable, and efficient,’ said Andre Rodenbeck, CEO Rail Infrastructure at Siemens Mobility.
‘Creating the perfect passenger experience requires cooperation across the industry. It is inspiring to see how NS, RET and HTM are joining forces to make the mobility landscape in the Netherlands even more attractive. We at Hacon and eos.uptrade are very proud to bring our know-how and solutions to this trail-blazing project’, says Michael Frankenberg, CEO of Hacon and Head of Intermodal Solutions at Siemens Mobility.
The platform is being developed as an open ecosystem that can be connected to existing apps from the MaaS providers NS, RET and HTM. The initiators call on other mobility providers to join so that travelling by public transport, bicycle sharing, car, scooter, and taxi, can be better connected and more convenient.
Through the MaaS platform, mobility providers can draw attention to their services and better tailor them to the needs of travellers, while also optimizing their fleet management. In addition to efficiency and passenger comfort, MaaS also provides eco-friendly and sustainability benefits. As public transport or shared solutions become more attractive, travellers will only use their cars where it is of most added value to them.