Sydney, April 17, 2019
The 6-months trial will offer a mobility as a service (MaaS) app, based on SkedGo’s mobility platform, to volunteers in and around Sydney in order to provide real-life insights into multi and mixed modal travel.
iMOVE, IAG and University of Sydney are cooperating in this project and will benefit from the advanced, customisable and flexible platform SkedGo can offer.
The trial’s aim is to advance the “understanding of the role that MaaS can play in both improving the travellers’ experience of using multiple complementary transport services (in terms of cost, travel time, convenience, health benefits and perceived safety). It will also contribute to improvements in broader community benefits (such as better air quality, reduced congestion and greenhouse gas emission savings) by providing a convenient alternative to owning and using private vehicles.”
SkedGo’s mobility platform is ideal for MaaS projects as it offers a high level of customisation, scalability and can be hyper-localised with all available transport options in a specific region. The platform can combine all public, commercial and private transport modes into smart trip chains, with priority settings for time, carbon, money and convenience. It also allows for wheelchair and bicycle-friendly routing.
You can find the full press release and regular updates on the project here.
SkedGo was started in 2009 by three founders with previous successful exits and has offices in Australia (HQ), Vietnam, Argentina, Germany, Finland and the UK.
SkedGo provides personalised trip planning and mobility as a service technology, for leading start-ups, corporations, and governments. Their senior developer team offers tailored solutions leveraging the TripGo API. The result: organisations can seamlessly and rapidly integrate mixed/multi model transport services, parking, book & pay features, events and itineraries.
CEO and founder Claus von Hessberg started SkedGo to address social and environmental challenges, with focus on mobility as a service and transportation. He was nominated as one of the ‘Top Ten Mobility as a Service Influencers’ by industry publication BMaaS. CTO and Co-founder Adrian Schoenig leads the development teams at SkedGo. He has a background in information systems and computer science, with a major in artificial intelligence. Co-founder Dr Tim Cooper holds a PhD in Computer Science from Sydney University. He runs several successful businesses in the tech space.
European industry body MaaS Alliance recently accepted the TripGo API as blueprint for a standard interface for MaaS journey planning websites and mobile applications. In 2016, TripGo spin-off RioGo won the official Rio Olympic City Transport challenge for the Olympic games. SkedGo was named Gartner Cool Vendor for Smart Cities Applications and Solutions in 2017.
Also in 2017, SkedGo won the Smart Cities & Accessibility Challenge run by the NSW Department of Finance, Service and Innovation with Transport for NSW and Slingshot to include more features for wheelchair users. In 2018, TripGo was named ‘Best Smartphone App’ by industry publication BMaaS. Global consulting group Ptolemus recognised SkedGo as No. 1 Global Mobility Platform Provider in 2019.
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