Implementing Mobility as a Service

  • Sochor J
  • Strömberg H
  • Karlsson I
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This paper presents insights from a six-month field operational test (FOT) in Gothenburg, Sweden, during which 195 participants tested the UbiGo mobility service for everyday travel. The service integrated both public and private solutions into a new type of collective transport and thereby contributed to Swedish societal goals of a reduction of private car use and ownership. A triangulation approach to data sources and collection methods was adopted to identify matches and mismatches between the expectations and experiences of three stakeholder groups: users (FOT participants–customers), commercial actors (mobility broker and service providers), and society. Identified matches included the concept of a transportation smorgasbord, reduced private car ownership, and increased pretrip planning. Identified mismatches related to the greater than expected reduction in car use, the respective business models of the mobility broker and service providers, back-office administration, and the smartphone platform. G...

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  • Jana Sochor

  • Helena Strömberg

  • I. C. MariAnne Karlsson

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