Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)

A shift from personally-owned modes of transportation towards mobility solutions that are consumed as a service.

Understanding MaaS:

  • Shifting Paradigm: MaaS moves away from vehicle ownership and emphasizes access to a variety of transportation options through a single platform.
  • Integrated Ecosystem: MaaS platforms integrate various modes of transportation, such as public transit, ride-hailing services, car sharing, bicycles, etc. 
  • Seamless User Experience: Provide users with real-time information, booking capabilities, and integrated payment systems for a seamless travel experience.

How MaaS Can Impact Fleet Management:

  • Optimizing Vehicle Utilization: MaaS allows for integrating company-owned vehicles with other transportation options. This can optimize vehicle utilization, reducing the need for a large owned fleet.
  • Reduced Costs: By utilizing MaaS for specific journeys, companies can potentially save money on vehicle acquisition, maintenance, and fuel costs.
  • Increased Employee Flexibility: MaaS empowers employees with a wider range of transportation options, promoting flexibility and potentially improving work-life balance.
  • Environmental Benefits: By encouraging a shift away from single-occupancy vehicles, MaaS can contribute to a more sustainable transportation ecosystem.

Potential Applications of MaaS in Fleet Management:

  • First and Last-Mile Solutions: MaaS can address gaps in employee transportation needs, such as connecting them to public transit stations from remote work locations.
  • On-Demand Transportation for Field Staff: MaaS platforms can provide flexible transportation options for field staff who require mobility throughout the workday.
  • Reduced Need for Company Cars: For infrequent business travel, MaaS can offer a cost-effective alternative to company cars.
  • Employee Commute Management: MaaS programs can incentivize employees to utilize public transport or carpooling, reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles.

Offers fleet optimization, cost reduction, employee flexibility, and environmental benefits by integrating various transportation options.