Mobility as a Service

Innovative mobility solutions

Because of technological innovations and social trends automotive, or mobility, will continuously become service-oriented instead of business-oriented. The automotive sector will only have a future when it sustainable and affordable. This calls for a total system approach in which technology innovations, sharing society, circular economy and ecologic demands are integrated in the so-called ‘Mobility as a Service’ business (MaaS).

Better definition for MaaS in automotive

Next to market demand, policy-making will have a large impact on Mobility as a Service in the automotive industry. When it comes to automotive, MaaS is not well-defined yet. Dutch automotive companies represent different parts of the automotive value chain. The new technology and social driven business models will affect them in a different but still integrated way.

Joint MaaS research

Joint ACE research in the field of MaaS, will explore different mobility models and technical, logistic and economic chances. This research will help understand business innovation dynamics in terms of technological, business and policy. The final goal is to build ‘common knowhow’ for profitable future business, based on positive TCO’s and making full use of renewable energy. ACE’s practice-oriented research agenda starts with the projects Harbouring Hydrogen and Global Commercial Vehicle drive to zero.

IMIAT (Innovation hub Mobility on Implementation Automated Transport)

Nowadays, great challenges in further development of automated driving, in technology and in legislation and governance are being faced. Therefore Automotive Center of Expertise (ACE) took the opportunity to explore an initiative to boost automated driving by the IMIAT (Innovation hub Mobility on Implementation Automated Transport) project. The perfect location for testing and implementing smart e-mobility innovations in the field of automatic transport for industry, port & logistics will be the regional location of The Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam - The Hague (MRDH) and the World Port of Rotterdam. 

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Research Issues

Automotive Mobility as a Service, TCO’s, full use of renewable energy. Link with monitoring ‘ACE’ disruptions in new vehicle products or concepts, strategic research about automotive MaaS.