Softeco Sismat, the TerniEnergia Group’s digital company, is at the head of the IMOVE research project (Unlocking Large-Scale Access to Combined Mobility through a European MaaS Network), co-funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and aimed at experimenting and validating the Mobility-as-a-Service (Maas) model, through pilot projects in different European cities and regions.
The project has a total cost of about 3.7 million Euros, fully financed by the European Union. EU funding to Softeco amounts to Euro 0.9 million.
Softeco Sismat acts as coordinator of a consortium of 14 partners from 8 European countries, including leading research institutions, the cities of Berlin, Gothenburg, Manchester and Turin, UITP, the International Association of Public Transport Authorities and Operators. The project will have a duration of 30 months.
Beside confirming its position as a European leading player for research and innovation in the sector of sustainable mobility, thanks to IMOVE Softeco will consolidate its competitive advantage and will further develop its offering of ICT and as-a-service products and solutions for sustainable mobility, a market segment already addresed by Softeco through a rich and articulated offering and an area of a rapidly growing interest for mobility operators and public authorities engaged in the development of advanecd solutions for the smart city.
An emerging model for the provision of smart, personalised and sustainable mobility schemes, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) will allow citizens to benefit from advanced, integrated services combining multiple operators and service providers, public and private schemes, collective and individual transport, sustainable modes including wehicle sharing, lift sharing and electric mobility. A MaaS scheme is able to offer ad hoc, integrated “mobility packages” flexibly adapted to users’ needs and accessible according to multiple booking-payment-use models – from flat-rate subscription to travel packages, pay-per-use, etc. – meeting the specific requirements and interests of travellers.