ITS America, ERTICO and ITS Asia-Pacific Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Mobility as a ServiceThese three leading organisations in the field of intelligent mobility sign today a Memorandum of Understanding to push the rapid development of seamless, integrated transport systems and services in the three global regions.
SINGAPORE– Today ERTICO – ITS Europe, ITS America and ITS Asia-Pacific team-up to foster international cooperation and information exchange on Mobility on Demand (MOD) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) for all three regions.
Jacob Bangsgaard, ERTICO CEO said: “We are pleased to continue the work on Mobility as a Service with our international colleagues from the US and excited to expand this collaboration into the Asia-Pacific region where MaaS is becoming a central theme. Regardless of the location we share the same objective to improve users’ mobility experience and services and tackle the burning challenges related to everyday mobility”.
Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO, ITS America said: “On demand mobility is transforming how people and cargo move globally. ITS America and the Mobility on Demand Alliance are looking forward to collaborating with our partners in the Asia-Pacific and Europe to focus on many of the critical issues such as data sharing, insurance, effective infrastructure and operations management, integrated trip planning and payment and others that create a more seamless mobility experience for users.”
Hajime Amano, Secretary General, ITS Asia-Pacific said: “We have a large number of mega cities in Asia-Pacific region, where growth rate is so high that transportation network is not keeping up with the pace. Efficient use of existing and emerging mobility services with MaaS is a key to mitigate mobility challenges and we have a lot to learn from European and American colleagues on technologies, policies and behavioural changes of people”.
Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe face similar challenges in MOD/MaaS developments, thus a structured cooperation on new mobility services is warmly welcomed. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a starting point for strengthening international cooperation and creating the basis for regular information exchange.
The MoU signed today promotes the development of common policies, standards, governance, business models and technologies in the MOD/MaaS industry. It also strengthens the interoperability and scalability of solutions and services. With this purpose, the three regions agree to co-organise dedicated MOD/MaaS market conferences in conjunction with the annual ITS World Congresses as well as other delegations of stakeholders, to leverage global synergies and to better understand the developments of the new business models and their applications in different environments.
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About ERTICO: ERTICO – ITS Europe is a public-private partnership of 120 companies and organisations which representing Service Providers, Suppliers, Traffic and Transport Industry, Research, Public Authorities, Users, Mobile Networks Operators and Vehicle Manufacturers. ERTICO innovates, promotes and deploys Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) through a variety of activities that includes European co-funded projects, Innovation Platforms, International Cooperation, Advocacy and Events. ERTICO’s four focus areas are Connected & Automated Driving, Urban Mobility, Clean Mobility, and Transport & Logistics. For more information please contact: Cordelia Wilson (Marketing and Partnership Manager), ERTICO – ITS Europe email@example.com Zeljko Jeftic (Deputy Director, Innovation and Deployment), ERTICO – ITS Europe firstname.lastname@example.org
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About ITS America: The Intelligent Transportation Society of America advances the research and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies to save lives, improve mobility, promote sustainability, and increase efficiency and productivity. Our vision is a better future transformed by intelligent mobility: safer, greener, smarter. For more information, please contact: Cathy St. Denis, ITS America email@example.com
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About ITS Asia-Pacific: ITS experts from both public and private sectors in Asia-Pacific region first organised a symposium ‘ITS Asia-Pacific Forum’ in 1996 in Tokyo. In 1999, ITS Asia-Pacific was formed with 7 member organisations, expanded to 11 in 2002, to collaborate in solving common transportation challenges, developing human resources and reaching out to other international organisations.