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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the Global South: research findings, gaps, and directions

Hasselwander, Marc and Bigotte, Joao F. (2023) Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the Global South: research findings, gaps, and directions. European Transport Research Review, 15 (1), e27. Springer. doi: 10.1186/s12544-023-00604-2. ISSN 1867-0717.

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Background: Mobility as a Service (MaaS)-bundled mobility and transport services accessible on-demand and on a single platform-has been a popular research topic in recent years. Most MaaS studies, however, are embedded in the context of cities in the Global North, where most of the existing MaaS schemes are operational. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of first findings of studies in the Global South. We aim to answer the following questions: Is MaaS likely to gain traction in the Global South? How does MaaS in the Global South differ from the known model? Can MaaS mitigate transport problems in the Global South? Methodology: We conducted a systematic literature review with a thematic analysis and narrative synthesis. In total, we identified 23 relevant papers that were included for full-text analysis. Findings: A qualitative synthesis of the analyzed papers suggests that: (i) there is a considerable demand and preference for integrated, app-based mobility services and that both public and private actors are likely to push the MaaS concept; (ii) however, different regulatory frameworks, available infrastructures, and user preferences, among others , require an adjusted MaaS model; and (iii) there is initial evidence that MaaS can indeed promote more sustainable mobility behavior in the developing world, although these findings require further validation from MaaS pilots and comprehensive simulation studies.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/195673/
Document Type:Article
Title:Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the Global South: research findings, gaps, and directions
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Hasselwander, MarcUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0852-5093UNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2023
Journal or Publication Title:European Transport Research Review
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:e27
Series Name:Advances in Mobility as a Service
Keywords:Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Urban mobility, Sustainable transport, Systematic literature review, Developing countries
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 - Ökonver II
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Transport Markets and Mobility Services
Deposited By: Hasselwander, Dr. Marc
Deposited On:29 Sep 2023 10:26
Last Modified:02 Oct 2023 08:55

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