The benefits of a Central Operator Directory for Mobility & Transport

Every mature industry has some sort of central directory or look-up service (e.g. the Internet has IP addresses & DNS, telephone have exchanges & directories, the postal service has sorting offices & post offices and banks & financial services have branch / sort codes) with most of these now digitalised. However the transport and mobility …

What data entities does the Open Transport “Customer-Account” API expose?

Following various recent enquiries about the data that can be shared consistently between different transport and mobility accounts via our “customer-account” API specification, we thought we would explain each entity here in more detail Purchase:The purchase entity covers a product bought or agreed to be used. Such as a pre-paid ticket. e.g. an off-peak single …

Joined-up transport data has Net Zero role

The ability to share smart data between many different transport and mobility accounts is a key aim of our organisation. In an earlier post, we considered the range of benefits of customers being easily able to join-up their data from many different transport providers and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platforms. One of these benefits, comes from them …

What are the CO2 emissions for different transport & mobility modes?

Transport is currently responsible for around one-fifth of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is demonstrated in this recent graph (based on 2018 data) from Our World in Data, which gives a clear comparison of travel modes by their carbon footprint. These figures are measured in the amount of greenhouse gases emitted per passenger kilometre …

Supporting a MaaS Ecosystem with Open Standard APIs

Earlier this year The Open Transport Initiative published its Open Standards for the sharing of transport and mobility account smart data. The aim being that by giving away any license claims and removing any proprietary Intellectual Property considerations these API standards could be adopted easier and quicker. In short, our aim was to kick-start an …

Smart Data for Transport – Lessons from other industries

The Transport and Mobility industry makes owning and sharing data difficult. The travelling customer has to work hard to access all their transport & mobility data. There are dozens & dozens of different online accounts – one for every major Transport Provider and MaaS Platform. Customers therefore have to log into every account to get …

Smart Data for Transport & Mobility

Today, Hayden Sutherland, our Founder & Chair presented to the MaaS Scotland 2020 conference on the adoption of Smart Data for Transport & Mobility. His presentation covered: The current restrictions and limitations with online accounts Definitions of Open Data and Smart Data Smart Data examples in other industries – especially Online Banking The findings in …

Smart Data & Open Data – definitions for Transport & Mobility

There are many terms relating to data being used in the transport and mobility industry right now, with individuals confusing or mixing them up. This has resulted in stakeholders and external observers misunderstanding the industry’s level of data maturity and its commitment to certain standards and practices. In other words, transport and mobility organisations are …

Stop making transport data so difficult for the customer

Why does the transport and mobility industry make it so difficult for the travelling customer to be in control of their data? There are dozens & dozens of different online accounts – one for each Transport Provider and MaaS Platform. Customers have to log into every account to get a complete view of all their …

Open Transport speaking at MaaS Scotland 2020 Conference

This year the MaaS Scotland annual conference is being held as a virtual / online event taking place over two days: 30 September and 1 October 2020. On Day 1 (30 Sept 2020) there will be a Technical Session from 14:00 – 15:15 on the topic of Data and Security, including a presentation and participation …