Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups in the mobility industry. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising MaaS solutions.
Heat Map: 5 Top MaaS Startups
For our 5 picks of MaaS startups, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 730 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Moovel – Multimodal Platforms
Using multimodal platforms within cities refers to optimizing the process of selecting the most suitable means of transportation (including bikes, public and private transportation, eScooters, etc), paying for the trip with one click, and avoiding traffic jams. For instance, the services of German startup Moovel incorporate planning a trip, getting the closest arrival time of the transport, scheduling the next trip, and using in-app payment methods. Also, the company offers the branded look of the transit company or organization for their app when applicable.
Immense – Simulation For Intelligent Mobility
To get the overall picture of a city’s mobility situation, it is essential to have an entire overview. By creating a highly detailed simulation of cities, it is easier to see reasons why certain areas have better or worse mobility. UK-based startup Immense provides fully integrated simulations of cities to see how people and vehicles move in their respective ecosystems. Such features are useful for private mobility services, local authorities, and infrastructure stakeholders to anticipate the influence of new appearing vehicles, places and spots within a city.
Mobilleo – MaaS For Business
Planning a business trip is easier when all means of transportation are integrated into one software. Mobility as a Service for business provides users with an optimal way to pay for the whole trip with one payment, store travel documents for reporting, and track expenses. UK startup Mobilleo integrates various means of transportation for business trips such as analyzing expenses, booking hotels, lounges, and getting recommendations about local places to reduce the mobility costs within one app.
Dufl – Travel Baggage Service
For those who travel a lot, there is always the problem of carrying a lot of baggage. But MaaS solutions for baggage allows travelers to plan the trip for their luggage separately. For example, US startup Dufl offers their clients to ship their luggage separately with an included travel concierge service that cleans laundry between trips and stores baggage in a virtual closet to be picked up at the hotel lobby at the end of a trip.
GeoSure – Location Security
Planning a trip is not always about finding the shortest and cheapest way. It is also important to consider safety and personal preferences in any chosen street, city, or even country. GeoSure, a US-based startup, provides an interactive map with colored ratings placed by locals and travelers for each city. The app can be customized individually according to age, sex, sexual orientation, and political views.
What About The Other 725 MaaS Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 MaaS startups showcased above are promising examples out of 730 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.