Mobility as a Service (MaaS) creates a new way of combining different kinds of mobility services into new service packages. International SmAll (Mobility as a service for all) project develops and pilots new mobility services and backend components in Italy. Forum Virium Helsinki acts as an advisor in the project.
SmAll develops new mobility services. The piloting takes place in Trento and Emilia Romagna region in Northern Italy. Helsinki has received a lot of international publicity after developing the MaaS concept. This work is now used as a reference for the development work in Italy.
The idea of MaaS is that all mobility services are offered by one mobility operator with one contract and one user interface. The service is charged with one bill or fixed monthly price. The analog between the MaaS concept and mobile operators is clear. The concept also covers the idea of roaming where the mobility operators allow users use mobility services abroad as well as at home.
The role of Forum Virium Helsinki in SmAll project is to act as an advisor and support the development in Italy. The work includes developing the business models to fit Italy`s needs, market analysis and tasks related to public sector. For example, in Bologna the goal is to introduce the next generation mobility services where mobility operators offer different mobility services as a package.
Special attention is paid to the critical work of harmonization of interfaces, in which Forum Virium Helsinki has a leading role. The project also has a strong collaboration with the development of MaaS services happening in the San Francisco area.
SmAll project supports Finnish development and exportation of mobility services and networking of MaaS business models. Finnish Aalto University is developing the management of personal data connected to mobility. MaaS Finland Oy is a subcontractor of Forum Virium Helsinki in the project. SmAll is funded by EIT Digital and done in collaboration with HIIT, Aalto University, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, University of Bologna, Municipality of Trento, Regione Emilia Romagna and Institut Mines Tèlècom.
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) creates a new way of combining different kinds of mobility service into new service packages. International SmAll project develops and pilots new mobility services and backend components in Italy, with Forum Virium Helsinki as an advisor.
Duration of the project: 2016
Budget: 1,537,499.00 €