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Melbourne, March 14, 2019 – SkedGo, a global mobility-as-a-service software development company with headquarters in Australia, delivered the technology for RACV’s unique commuter app arevo.

SkedGo’s technology allows businesses, governments and start-ups to create their own customised mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) offerings. For RACV (Royal Automotive Club Victoria), the company created a journey planning app including Melbourne’s local transport offerings such as Myki top-up, RACV car share, Melbourne bike share, Uber and taxi options and car park recommendations.

The app offers multi and mixed modal planning and booking – which means all transport modes can be combined into trip chains to create the most beneficial journey for users.  The platform also includes smart personalisation options, such as setting preferences for the fastest, cheapest, most convenient or environmentally friendly route.

“We are committed to improving how Victorians get around so we are delighted to partner with SkedGo to develop arevo, an app that helps Victorians move more easily. We share the vision with SkedGo to ease congestion and encourage more sustainable travel modes. Thanks to this partnership, RACV has been able to bring an Australian first app for Melburnians to plan, pay and access a range of transport options.”

Elizabeth Kim, RACV General Manager of Mobility

“MaaS is a trend that is gaining momentum globally. RACV is leading the way by putting it into practice and offering their members and users a new, better way to plan and book their trips. In the long run, we expect for MaaS apps like this to ease congestion by making more sustainable ways of travelling more obvious and attractive. We are very excited to be part of this project and see our technology come to life in the beautiful city of Melbourne.”

Claus von Hessberg, founder and CEO of SkedGo

Arevo is available via Apple and Google Play app stores.

For more information please contact Sandra Witzel, Head of Marketing via [email protected]

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About SkedGo

SkedGo was founded in 2011. Its HQ is in Sydney, Australia and the enterprise has teams in Germany, UK, Finland, Vietnam and Argentina.

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 Co-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 BusinessMaaS. 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.

Optus, the second largest telecommunications provider in Australia, uses TripGo as a white label to integrate Optus employee busses and encourage staff to leave their cars at home. MaaS Malaga uses TripGo to provide the first mobility as a service platform in Spain.

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