Are you sick of being stuck in traffic every time you go out? Driving back home from work just feels like another stressful job. Congested roads, polluted air and all that waiting in the traffic jams just add to your daily stress. Well, it is not just you or your city. All the major financial hubs in the entire world have seen a massive surge in traffic jams since the past decade. Thanks to attractive company car policies, increased purchasing power of citizens and affordable cars, almost every household owns at least one car. Some even own two or three, as more and more people have joined the workforces now.
A Solution to the Global Mobility Problems
So what is the solution to this worldwide problem?
Get rid of all the cars on the road…just kidding!
The solution to this is quite easy, act smart and be flexible while choosing your modes of transportation.
What ‘being flexible’ means is to ditch your car and choose different modes of transportation like cycling, scooting, ride-sharing or even public transport.
Here’s how you can implement it to your daily commute to work, college or wherever you are heading.
Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Ever heard of mobility as a service?
If not, here’s your guide to everything you need to know about what it is and how it can change your life.
Imagine an application that has all the available modes of transportation in your city integrated within it, where you can book or pre-book your daily commute anytime you want, where you can pay for all the mobility services via your credit cards or other easy hassle-free payment options.
Sounds like a huge lifesaver, right?
Well, it sure is. Mobility as a service is a solution to all your mobility problems.
How Does MaaS Work?
MaaS combines all the different modes of transportation which include, but are not limited to, bikes, public transport, taxis, ride-sharing, car-rentals and more.
It provides value to commuters using a single application that offers multiple modes of transportation.
It lets you pay using a single payment channel, instead of having to pay for each service, individually.
MaaS facilitates everything for you to ensure a smooth mobility experience.
What else does it do for you?
A Seamless Traveling Solution
Whether you are an IT specialist working at a corner office, a machine operator working at a production line, or a freelancer who has to visit different organizations every now and then to work, odds are you stay stuck in traffic for hours every day, cursing either the transportation system of your city or the cars stuck in front of you.
But you are not alone in this.
According to a study, commuters spend about 54 hours stalled in traffic jams every year.
That is more than two entire days of your life wasted each year on roads, in an era where time is money.
These hours are even more if you live in a really busy city.
Are you panic-calculating the days you have lost to traffic jams all your life?
Worry not, because MaaS offers you commuting options that allow you to avoid traffic jams and save your valuable hours every day.
For example, if you live a few kilometers away from your office and you take your car every day to work, you’d be spending more time stuck in traffic than the total distance from your home to work.
To save time, you can opt for a scooter or an e-bike that lets you travel freely and quickly to your office, saving a big chunk of your time every day.
A One-Stop Solution
Are you sick of having like a zillion mobile apps, all for one purpose?
For example, for traveling, you have a ride-hailing app, an app for renting bicycles, an app for scooters, another one for carpooling and one more for booking public transportation.
These tons of mobile applications occupy a big chunk of your phone’s storage and are just stressful to operate.
By the way, we are just talking about ride-booking apps here.
Their payments are another headache.
Worry No More
MaaS applications connect all the different mobility services available in your country into a single mobile app and allow you to keep track of your daily commutes.
You can even pay from within the same app using one payment system.
Say goodbye to the zillions apps in your phone and opt for MaaS that provides an all in one mobility solution.
Play Your Part in Making the Environment Greener
Urbanization and globalization, while making our lives easier in many ways, have also taken a toll on the environment.
According to the European Commission, Urban mobility accounts for 40 % of all CO2 emissions.
In response to this, corporations are moving towards a greener, sustainable mobility solution.
Motor companies like BMW and Daimler are investing billions of dollars in mobility services like ride-hailing to adapt to mobility changes.
According to a study, the car-sharing fleet size is expected to expand by 13.2% globally, as a result of shared mobility practices.
All of the major motor companies are moving towards introducing green transportation modes.
These include more bicycle rental services, e-bikes, electric cars, e-scooters, and hybrid vehicles to minimize the carbon footprint left by vehicles and control air pollution.
They are taking collective steps towards a sustainable economy.
But how are they implementing these efficient urban mobility solutions into our transport systems?
The answer is simple.
By integrating all these modes in our traditional transportation system using MaaS.
A real-time and on-demand mobility solution to help you play your part in making our economies more sustainable.
Flexibility, Anytime and Anywhere
No more being bound to just ONE mode of transportation when you can choose any mode, at your convenience.
Wanna cut down your travel costs?
Opt for a ridesharing service that lets you divide your costs with a coworker or a friend.
Wanna stay fit but have no time to workout?
Active travel using a bicycle while saving time, travel costs and staying healthy.
Wanna use a combination of different modes as per your convenience?
Use a mix of ride-sharing when you are short on cash, a bicycle when you are in the mood to work out and take public transport when you aren’t running late for work.
MaaS lets plan and book your rides, just how you like.
You can even pre-book your daily commute beforehand, with just a few taps on your smartphone.
But how do you avail these services?
It’s as easy as downloading a mobile application.
No, really, it is!
Skipr, for example, is a MaaS in Belgium that allows freelancers and corporations to take the best of their mobility.
So if you are a small business looking to provide easy and smart mobility solutions, or a corporation looking forward to achieving its sustainable long term goals, you can implement MaaS as a myriad of mobility enhancements.
For more information about how MaaS works and why your business needs it, visit Skipr and get in touch with a mobility professional.