People and businesses want faster, easier and more personalised transport services.
Mobility as a service (MaaS) offers a single, connected network-wide transport system focused on providing people-centred services. MaaS offers an opportunity to change the way multimodal transportation works together.
By harnessing new digital technologies and through building strong partnerships between the public and private transport sector, new players with new services will have opportunities to transform transport.
To enable us to meet these demands, now and in the future, we need to provide an easier way to compare all these services so that you can make the best choice to connect you to where you need to go, every time.
The first step to achieving this is to create a single place for all transport providers to offer their services to you, a mobility marketplace.
To help people access this we've collaborated with our valued partners to test MaaS in an open marketplace. It takes all that open transport data and brings it into a single, high speed, live data platform called Satori (external link) . Satori is a live data processing platform that connects our entire transport network.
What this means is that transport service providers like taxis, buses or ride share operators, can integrate their live data into the marketplace and process it to optimise an offering to you in real time.
This will allow you to view, compare, book and eventually pay for any transport service all in one place through a mobile app.
To test the concept, we are running a mobility marketplace pilot in Queenstown. The pilot is aimed at helping visitors to Queenstown. With near two million visitors to the area a year it can get quite congested. So we’ve created the mobility marketplace and an app called Choice, to help visitors get from Queenstown Airport to the town centre, then from the town centre to the surrounding ski villages so they can spend more time enjoying Queenstown.
Future releases of Choice will mean visitors will soon be able to explore and relax in Queenstown over the summer months.
The NZ Transport Agency is here to ensure a safe and efficient land transport system.
Connecting our transport system through one, live data platform is the first step to enabling great journeys to keep New Zealand moving.