NEWS - 2018/07/23

MaaS Catalonia

Launch of the MaaS Manifesto

MaaS Catalonia is an initiative launched with the main aim of generating a space for debate,
expert analysis, knowledge sharing, development of opportunities, and projects relating to MaaS
in Catalonia. MaaS Catalonia calls on all public and private stakeholders to participate and
come up with proposals, in a constructive and open way, in a framework of cooperation.

Our first initiative was to launch the “MaaS Manifesto”, released on May 28, a document that
sets out seven principles considered as pillars to build MaaS from a high-level perspective and,
of course, subject to the constructive debate we wish to promote. With the 
“MaaS Manifesto”, MaaS Catalonia initiates its activity, seeking international cooperation with the widest spectrum of stakeholders from the outset.

To date, the following forty companies and organisations have endorsed the “MaaS Manifesto” . The list is highly significant, containing stakeholders involved in local, Catalan and Spanish mobility and well-known international players: Altran, Applus Idiada, CARNET, CIAC, Creafutur, Donkey Republic, Drivy, Edenway, Factual, FICOSA, Fluidtime, Hub de Movilidad Conectada, iCabMobility, Immense Simulations, IoMob, Justmoove, KINEO, MaaS Global,MaaS Malaga, Metropolis Lab, Moovit, Ohmio, Ouishare, PILDO, PTP, PTV, RACC, Railgrup, Rücker Lypsa, Saba, Scoot, SEAT, Sensefields, Shotl, Traak, Ubiquity Consulting, UPC, CIT UPC, WeSmartPark and XMOBA.

This list of supporting companies and organisations is getting longer and more impressive by the day! If you haven’t signed yet, we invite you to endorse the “MaaS Manifesto” and help us to disseminate it.


Workshop with MaaS Scotland

MaaS Catalonia has participated in its first international event, kindly invited by  MaaS Scotland to their 2nd Annual MaaS Conference held on 26 June in Edinburgh (highlights of the summit are provided in this article). Thanks to the coordination and active support of the Catalan Government Trade & Investment office in London

MaaS Catalonia presented the initiative to an expert audience, and exchanged information and future perspectives with representatives from MaaS Scotlandin a workshop organised the day before the conference. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn from the experience of MaaS Scotlanda leading association in MaaS that has nearly 70 members.


“MaaS and the City” joint event with GALILEO for Mobility

MaaS Catalonia and the European project Galileo For Mobility came together to jointly organize a networking event, on 12 July in Barcelona, in which both projects were pitched, and a round table was organised with the participation of experts from the UITP, AMTU, IoMob and Bocconi University. Galileo for Mobility fosters the adoption of Galileo satellite location technology in several MaaS pilots across European cities (Barcelona, Paris, Thessaloniki and Milton Keynes).

Future mobility based on MaaS was discussed during the event, and autonomous mobility for more efficient public transport and blockchain were debated as enablers for MaaS, with a great audience eager to ask questions and raise other extremely interesting topics, such a data sharing and privacy, and the new GDPR. After the presentations, a summer party was held on the rooftop of The Founderywith impressive views over the Barcelona skyline, drinks and snacks, cool music and good vibes! All the photos of the event can be found here.


Multiclient study on the opportunity of MaaS in Catalonia

In parallel to the dissemination of the “MaaS Manifesto”MaaS Catalonia drives the initiative to develop a “Study on the opportunity of MaaS in Catalonia” (provisional title), which will be similar to other studies undertaken in European cities and countries recently.

The main objective of the study is to describe the state-of-the-art of smart mobility in Catalonia, that is, the components needed to be able to develop the MaaS concept in any of its possible versions, the identification of public and private stakeholders in the ecosystem, and the kind of cooperation schemes and projects they are developing, the currently available mobility services, and the framework (legal/regulatory, social, competitive, etc.) in which all these initiatives are being shaped.

The study has already kicked off, in a preliminary 1st phase, with a round of in-depth interviews with local and international experts. This phase was funded by CARNET with the support of  ACCIÓThe study will include a 2nd phase, starting in October, sponsored by several stakeholders who have already shown their willingness to actively participate.