Mobility and the TOMP standard data flows

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Mobility and the TOMP standard data flows

Micro-mobility transport is gaining a lot of attention lately, both because of city experiments with last mile sharing options and because of the need for legislative changes and regulatory oversight. We need, however, to also look at what is already happening with city and regional transport policies and to consider how does micro-mobility fit with those initiatives? At [ui!]uk we partner with leading industry and academic organisations such as the Dutch University of Twente and have asked them to share their work on the Transport Operators and Mobility as a service Providers (TOMP) Working Group and the eMaaS project. Roberto Reyes Garcia, Researcher Design Engineering and Steven Haveman, Postdoc Researcher Systems Engineering and Electric Mobility at the Department of Design Engineering at University of Twente join us for this week’s blog.

So, Roberto and Steven, tell us about TOMP …

Transport policy across Europe sees cities and regions moving toward seamless travel to better manage things like air pollution, environmental impacts, economic prosperity and quality of life. This innovative form of travel is known as Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Within MaaS, journeys are made up of different elements which could include walking, private options, public options and shared options in a single journey. In addition, there are a wide variety of old and new vehicle types (train, tram, bus, car, motorcycle, bicycle, scooter), different fuel types (fossil, electric, hydrogen etc.) and old and new business models (pay per journey, hire club, shared mobility etc.). Getting seamless travel to work means bringing together the data from the multitude of Transport Operators (TO) to provide end users with their curated transport options, which will be done through MaaS Providers (MP).

As the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands, the University of Twente collaborates extensively with public and private partners all over the globe to ensure that knowledge gained will lead to economically viable products and services that serve society’s needs and demands. We are very proud to be a partner in two initiatives for the same purpose: The Transport Operators and MaaS Providers Working Group (TOMP-WG)

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