Île-de-France Mobilités launches its MaaS app development strategy
Île-de-France Mobilités has a regional strategy to make available to Parisians and 50 million annual visitors of the Region all modes of transport (Public Transport, Bicycles, Carpooling, Carsharing, Taxis, VTC), mobility services (bike repair points, toilets , wifi ...), dematerialized transport documents, and a route calculator: it is a new 'Mobility as a Service' (MaaS) application that will allow users to plan and pay directly for trips by choosing from different transport options within a single smartphone app.
Putting the Navigo pass on a smartphone is only one step. Our 2020 strategy for new digital services is to offer an application "Ile-de-France Mobilités" that will be the true passport of mobility in Île-de-France. This route calculator will make life easier for people in Ile-de-France by allowing them to buy a wide range of mobility services online. It will also be an indispensable tool to fight against pollution by reducing personal car's use.
Valérie Pécresse, President of Île-de-France Mobilités, President of the Île-de-France Region
Île-de-France Mobilités is thus convergerging various ongoing programs with the aim of offering travelers the most complete MaaS possible. In addition, this service will be open to external actors to collect further information from partners.
Enriching the Navigo experience one test (and award!) at a time
To achieve its goal, Île-de-France Mobilités has selected 8000 Parisians to test the application before disseminating it to the public. Meanwhile, Ile-de-France Mobilités and RATP will test for 6 months a "MaaX" application - Mobility as an Experience, on 2000 individuals; this test will allow users to organize trips in Île-de-France using the integration of a dozen mobility service providers.
Work is also being carried out with other actors to create services that will implement AI, data management or multimodality. Start-ups have also been welcomed in the process, as Île-de-France Mobilités has launched the "Challenge innovation on traveler information", in which 21 companies submitted innovative projects to solve the issue of "traveler information in a troubled situation" for an award of € 200.000. The winners (three, with a fourth 'jury price') were announced on October 17, 2019: GeoTwin, Nextity, Uppli and Faciligo.