Shotl participates at EIT Urban Mobility’s “Disrupting MaaS” course

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). It works to encourage positive changes in how people move around cities. This makes them more liveable places. EIT Urban Mobility aims to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. It also regularly organizes specialized training for anyone with concerns about mobility and the interconnected challenges that future societies will need to solve.

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.

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