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Breakthrough in urban transport: umob offers key to 50.000 vehicles

Mobility platform umob is the first Mobility-as-a-Service platform (MaaS) to fully integrate all Dutch scooter sharing providers. The Dutch mobility landscape is undergoing a revolutionary change with the integration of all scooter sharing providers in one app, thanks to the innovative platform umob. This Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform, headquartered in Rotterdam,…

Future TOMP-API is at the intersection of technology and management

Future TOMP-API is at the intersection of technology and management

The National Mobility Data Access Point (NTM) has taken the lead in exploring five scenarios for the future management of the TOMP API. The future of the TOMP API, a crucial technical standard for communication between shared carriers and MaaS service providers, is currently in doubt…

Royal Dutch Transport launches KNV Connected Mobility

Royal Dutch Transport launches KNV Connected Mobility

With the launch of KNV Connected Mobility, the trade association is proposing a new course. After the farewell of Sonila Metushi and the subsequent silence around the MaaS lab, Royal Dutch Transport (KNV) now presents its new initiative: KNV Connected Mobility. According to the…

Travel reimagined: MaaS makes city trips more efficient

Travel reimagined: MaaS makes city trips more efficient

In a nutshell, mobility solutions in European cities are diverse and numerous. From trains and subways to bicycles and electric scooters, there are plenty of options to meet the needs of every traveler. So whether you're planning a weekend away...

The complexity and unfulfilled promise of MaaS in the Netherlands

The complexity and unfulfilled promise of MaaS in the Netherlands

The road to a successful implementation of MaaS is still long and full of challenges, but the foundations are there. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a term that was seen a few years ago as a promising revolution within the transport sector. In…

Entrepreneur Raymon Pouwels sets up umob, a new MaaS platform

Entrepreneur Raymon Pouwels sets up umob, a new MaaS platform

Even your grandma should be able to use it! The entrepreneur who conquered the Benelux with shared scooters, Raymon Pouwels (29), has launched a new initiative: umob. After the successful growth and unexpected bankruptcy of GreenMo, all shared scooters and…

A revolution in parking, the integration of parking payments and MaaS

A revolution in parking, the integration of parking payments and MaaS

A new usage scenario particularly relevant for parking companies: “Take over the bill”. In a recent blog, Edwin van den Belt, a well-known player in the field of Transport Operators and Mobility providers, shed new light on how TOMP-API technology improves the parking experience…

TOMP-API is struggling with technological adaptation and financing

TOMP-API is struggling with technological adaptation and financing

Despite the current challenges, the situation of the TOMP API and the working group also offers opportunities. The TOMP API (Transport Operator to Mobility Provider-Application Programming Interface) has become a crucial tool in the integration and collaboration between transport operators and…

Jeffrey van Gils has to further develop MaaS for the KNV trade association

Jeffrey van Gils has to further develop MaaS for the KNV trade association

"I declare and promise that." This week, Jeffrey van Gils (28) started at KNV, where he will be involved in work for the national interest group for public transport companies, OV-NL, and will take the lead on behalf of KNV in further developing…

Always a car ready for the door in Helmond without worries

Always a car ready for the door in Helmond without worries

Less traffic nuisance in the district, fewer parked cars in the street and still plenty of mobility for the residents. As a car owner, you are used to always having a ready-to-drive car at your door. From Brandevoort to Stiphout it stays that way with…

Model contract OpenWheels makes collaboration within MaaS easier

Model contract OpenWheels makes collaboration within MaaS easier

In addition to the legal agreements, there is also a standard for the 'technical' connection between the parties: the TOMP API. The success of MaaS, Mobility as a Service, depends on good services for people traveling by train, bicycle or…

Shared mobility has a difficult time in combination with public transport

Shared mobility has a difficult time in combination with public transport

In the current economic climate, investors are reluctant to invest in shareholdings. Shared mobility plays an important role in the mobility transition for making cities and regions more liveable. Despite HTM continuing to believe in shared mobility, the transport company decided to stop…

Sonila Metushi's departure from KNV is a great loss for MaaS-Lab

Sonila Metushi's departure from KNV is a great loss for MaaS-Lab

“Business as usual” is not an option for travelers and the environment. That is why Sonila Metushi called on all relevant stakeholders to accelerate their use of MaaS. After almost 5 beautiful years, as Sonila Metushi herself writes in her farewell email to…

NTM working with data standards Mobility as a Service

NTM working with data standards Mobility as a Service

“Sounds simple, but there is still a long way to go that we will really get our teeth into!” NTM, the National Access Point for Mobility Data, has been supporting the technical MaaS standards since 1 January 2023. With this they help the partnership of municipalities, MaaS service providers and carriers to…

Mobility hubs, what are they and how do you publicize them?

Mobility hubs, what are they and how do you publicize them?

While mobility hubs undoubtedly have benefits, it is important to consider the negative effects. The concept of mobility hubs is an important part of public transport in the Netherlands and can help move people from one place…

Collaboration Program Sharing Mobility

Collaboration Program Sharing Mobility

Alone we go faster, together we go further State Secretary Vivianne Heijnen informed the House of Representatives about the establishment of the Shared Mobility Program in a letter. The Shared Mobility Collaboration Program is a collaboration between local and regional authorities and the national government. The…

Solving transport poverty with artificial intelligence

Solving transport poverty with artificial intelligence

The latest techniques in artificial intelligence can contribute to solving transport poverty. With the arrival of the latest techniques in artificial intelligence (AI), I was curious about the answer to the question whether artificial intelligence can contribute to…

POLIS kicks off TOMP-API 1.4 release

POLIS kicks off TOMP-API 1.4 release

Europe's leading event for sustainable urban mobility kicks off a new version. Extensive research into existing specifications and standards on the market form the basis for the TOMP working group to release the TOMP-API 1.4.…

Towards a sustainably accessible region

Towards a sustainably accessible region

It is important that everyone can easily plan and pay for their journey by public transport, shared car or shared bicycle from door to door. Walking, cycling and shared mobility must become an important part of the door-to-door journey, with classic public transport as a reliable,…

TOMP no obligation for car-sharing providers

TOMP no obligation for car-sharing providers

Standardization and regulation are necessary elements in a well-functioning open ecosystem. During the last meeting of the MaaS Lab, Pitane Mobility from Eindhoven expressed the wish to integrate the TOMP API as a standard component in new tenders in…

MaaS is crucial for mobility innovation

MaaS is crucial for mobility innovation

Use case of the Data Sharing Coalition in which MPC plays a key role. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a hot topic when it comes to innovating the mobility sector. To realize the MaaS ecosystem, sharing data is essential.…

State Secretary Heijnen enthusiastic about MaaS pilot

State Secretary Heijnen enthusiastic about MaaS pilot

The Utrecht MaaS pilot will expire at the end of 2022. The question is how to proceed? State Secretary Vivianne Heijnen was a guest at Goedopweg and the municipality of Utrecht on Monday 17 October to hear more about their experiences with Mobility as a…

MaaS is still no push of a button

MaaS is still no push of a button

Everything in the market is a matter of supply and demand. It was almost too good to be true. With one app you go to work, go home in the evening after the cinema or visit your family. Choose a…

New belbus service BVG Muva starts in Berlin

New belbus service BVG Muva starts in Berlin

The new service of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) called “Muva”. The new service has been available since September 15. Especially in the suburbs of Berlin, there are still areas that have not yet been sufficiently developed with local public transport. In…

Regulations on availability of passenger flows

Regulations on availability of passenger flows

Currently, this information is only available on request from the dealers. Data on passenger flows is necessary for a good insight into the use of public transport by the traveller. With this, mobility policy can be better shaped, both for the public…

The principle behind MaaS also has a downside

The principle behind MaaS also has a downside

The train, and NS in particular, is failing these days. We can't think of it any easier. Travelers can plan, book and pay for a door-to-door multimodal journey using an easy-to-use all-in-one app. Use…

Tuning MaaS to women's transport needs

Tuning MaaS to women's transport needs

Women's mobility is more multimodal and intermodal than that of men. Women travel differently than men and are more likely to travel multimodal, which changes their mode of transport. Gender bias is a serious problem in transportation…

Moove Lab to collaborate internationally with EITUM

Moove Lab to collaborate internationally with EITUM

The Moove Lab goes international by collaborating with a program of the European Union. To strengthen the mobility ecosystem in France and facilitate the development of French startups on a European scale, the…

Tu-Tho Thai present during TOMP meeting in Ghent

Tu-Tho Thai present during TOMP meeting in Ghent

The TOMP working group is an international group and has members in many countries within and outside Europe. While following the TOMP working group, we also pay attention to the active members. After her visit to the very first International Mobility Data…

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City of Ghent international meeting place TOMP-WG

Ghent is the city for epicureans, nothing has to be done, everything is possible. For the last two years, the TOMP working group meetings have been forced to be held online via Teams, but that is now changing. At the initiative of Tjalle Groen, project director for the mobility section at…

What is the state of affairs for MaaS in the Netherlands?

What is the state of affairs for MaaS in the Netherlands?

“I am convinced that we have a bright future with MaaS.” MaaS is about planning, booking and paying for all possible transport via apps. For example, the shared bike, car, scooter, train, tram, or road taxi…

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