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Pan-European interest platform promotes integration of public and private transport services Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) concepts play a key role in tomorrow's urban mobility With its comprehensive portfolio, ZF offers all technologies for networked and automated solutions from a single source.
ZF is the first major automotive supplier to participate in "Mobility as a Service Alliance". The goal of the Europe-wide interest group is to initiate a paradigm shift in urban mobility, to promote networked mobility concepts and to create uniform standards in technologies and legislation.
Congestion, lack of parking space, air pollution - in order to avert the threat of traffic infarction in many inner cities, better mobility concepts are necessary. New providers in the Mobility as a Service segment have great potential. They are committed to linking public transport and services such as taxis, ride or bike sharing providers into a seamless network. The backbone of this is formed by autonomous and emission-free people and cargo movers, as well as Robo-Taxis, which bring the passenger to their desired destination on order. To further accelerate the development and deployment of such systems, ZF is now the first major automotive supplier to join the MaaS Alliance, a Europe-wide community of interest in promoting MaaS concepts.
All-round package for autonomous shuttles of the future
As the only system supplier in the industry, ZF offers all components for autonomous people movers from a single source. The Group's comprehensive technology portfolio covers not only sensors, central processing units, software and functions, actuators (eg steering, brakes) and electric drives, but also security products.
At the same time, ZF is continuously developing its integrated systems for networked and automated applications. It was not until the spring of this year that the Group further strengthened its position in the growth markets for MaaS solutions with its majority holding in Dutch mobility provider 2getthere. 2getthere has been providing autonomous shuttles for a wide variety of applications for more than 20 years: the range of applications for fully automated electrical transport systems ranges from airports, commercial and theme parks to urban transport infrastructures.
Hand in hand for holistic solutions
Together with the partners of the "Mobility as a Service Alliance", ZF intends to better identify the challenges posed by the new mobility concepts and to find sustainable solutions. "By joining the Alliance, we are making important contacts with other mobility service providers as well as with the public sector. This enables us to bring together our different perspectives and expertise and to pull ourselves together, "says Klaus Kimmelmann, Head of Corporate Strategy at ZF.
The "Mobility as a Service Alliance" was founded as part of a public-private partnership. Its key objective is to facilitate the introduction of a single and open market for MaaS solutions within Europe and beyond.