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Demand for MaaS in Developing Countries: Preliminary findings from Manila (Philippines)

Bigotte, Joao F. and Hasselwander, Marc (2021) Demand for MaaS in Developing Countries: Preliminary findings from Manila (Philippines). ITS World Congress, 11.-15. Okt. 2021, Hamburg.

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Abstract

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a recent concept that is gaining momentum in both the scientific world and the private sector. First studies and field trials – essentially conducted in developed countries – suggest that MaaS can influence people’s mobility behavior and create more efficient and sustainable transport systems for the future. We intend to contribute to the existing knowledge about MaaS by extending the scope to the context of developing countries where MaaS could be a potential strategy to address existing transport problems. Our case study focuses on Metro Manila (Philippines), an emerging Asian megacity. We analyzed its citizens’ (N = 238) readiness for and attitude towards MaaS, and how a MaaS-system could influence users’ mobility behavior. Considering mobility-related and socio-demographic characteristics, our statistical models give preliminary insights about the potential MaaS users and how a MaaS system would create value for them. While the vast majority (84%) of respondents stated they were likely to use a MaaS app, the main reasons for adoption appear to be reliability and cost savings. In addition, we found evidence that MaaS could shift users’ mobility behavior towards more sustainable transport modes (i.e., from private and low-capacity modes towards public transport). Considering the novelty and complexity of this research area, we call for additional research in this field.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/186205/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Demand for MaaS in Developing Countries: Preliminary findings from Manila (Philippines)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Bigotte, Joao F.jbigotte (at) dec.uc.ptUNSPECIFIED
Hasselwander, Marcmarc.hasselwander (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0852-5093
Date:2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Mobility as a service; Travel behavior; Public transport; Urban mobility; Binary probit; Developing countries
Event Title:ITS World Congress
Event Location:Hamburg
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11.-15. Okt. 2021
Organizer:ERTICO
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Transport und Klima
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Hasselwander, Marc
Deposited On:02 May 2022 22:30
Last Modified:02 May 2022 22:30

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