The new collaboratively built platform ‘Fukurou GO’ will predominantly target municipalities, prefectures, and transit agencies in Japan. SkedGo delivers the MaaS front end and tailored routing technology. AI Base’s behavioural analytics capabilities, based on machine learning and artificial intelligence, provides deep data analysis to the platform hosts.
Korhan Saglam, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at AI Base Technology G.K., says: “Fukurou GO is a new, ground-breaking mobility service platform for Japan, which integrates all available mobility models. Through innovative use of AI & human centric technologies and predictions, it helps ensure mobility for everyone in Japan.
“We are facing major changes in how people travel in Japan, due to megatrends such as urbanisation, population growth and decarbonisation. With Fukurou GO, we not only offer a public service, but also provide data services to analyse mobility trends. In partnering with SkedGo, we will combine our AI and data analytics technology with the best routing capabilities currently on the market.”
John Nuutinen, CEO of SkedGo, says: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to enter the Japanese market together with an experienced and forward-thinking local partner. We hope to create a symbiotic relationship which delivers a superior user experience and value proposition to our prospective Japanese customers.
“MaaS has the potential to transform how we consume travel and given Japan’s exceptionally well built public transport system, we think a leading-edge MaaS platform will do extremely well in the country.”
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SkedGo was founded in 2009. Its HQ is in Sydney, Australia and the enterprise has teams in Germany, UK, Vietnam and Argentina. SkedGo provides the technological building blocks, which include its award-winning TripGo API, to create optimal MaaS solutions for governments, leading start-ups and corporations.
In 2016, TripGo spin-off RioGo won the official Rio Olympic City Transport challenge for the Olympic games. In 2017, SkedGo was named Gartner Cool Vendor for Smart Cities Applications and Solutions. 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 Business MaaS. Strategic consultancy Ptolemus nominated SkedGo as ‘Best Mobility Platform Provider’ in 2019.
In 2020, SkedGo was awarded Smart City Platform of the year at the Future Digital Awards.