Starting at the beginning of October and running the rest of the year, one of these training sessions will be the “Disrupting MaaS” Open Online Course. The course is run in cooperation with Future Mobility Research Hub CARNET, mobility innovation consultancy FACTUAL, the UPC University, and Artech consulting. It has been developed to enhance the skills of professionals working in the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) ecosystem. Also, to facilitate the comprehensive and successful implementation of MaaS in cities across Europe and the world.
As a company that’s also dedicated to MaaS, Shotl was invited to participate in the course and share its knowledge of global MaaS systems integration. Shotl’s Solution Engineer, Sergi Paniagua, will present three different use cases where Shotl has disruptively integrated its technology into MaaS systems. The first two in Japan, and the third in the Scottish Highlands.
In Japan, Shotl first incorporated its Demand-Responsive-Transport (DRT) technology into transport operator Odakyu’s EMot MaaS app. During this project, we obtained valuable learnings about third -party integrations (see video here). Also, in 2022, Shotl joined forces with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions (CTC), a local transport operator in Kawasaki, Japan. The two launched a pilot test whose aim was for DRT technology to meet citizens’ needs and make public transport more user-friendly and competitive.
In Scotland, Shotl was called in to digitize a local shuttle bus service in Moray, a sparsely populated region of the Highlands with 95,000 inhabitants spread over a 2,100 km2 area, and incorporate it into GO-HI, an ambitious MaaS project covering the entire Highlands & Islands area (see video here).
Through all these experiences integrating on-demand technology into MaaS systems, Shotl has learned, and demonstrated, that it is possible to get around any environment —rural, suburban, peri-urban or urban— without owning a car.
The “Disrupting MaaS” course will be available for free online for anyone to enroll. Students will also have the option to receive a certificate upon completion.
After our successful deployment in the neighborhood of Can Barata, which has transported more than 8000 people since July 2017, Sant Cugat city council asked us to launch a second service in Les Planes.
Quick connected services in low-density areas must be provided by a transport mode that’s adaptable and ready to arrive quickly to every home, whenever it is needed.
2021 has been a year full of news and new deployments. Now, Shotl looks forward to welcoming a new year that promises to be even more exciting, with the promise of growth and great things to come.