Iomob Open Mobility Newsletter, October 2020 Edition

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Phocuswright Europe Online 2020 Innovation Summit Winner

Iomob is excited to announce being selected the winner of the Phocuswright Europe Online 2020 Innovation Summit “EMEA Most Innovative Startup Award”. The virtual programmes, held during Phocuswright Europe Online, provide the premier stages for innovators across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to demonstrate new ideas that are set to change the travel industry. Six innovators presented at Summit, the pitch competition for startups and scaleups, and two innovators presented at Launch, the platform for established companies to introduce new products. The winners represent the best of this elite group. “We were delighted to feature on our virtual stage this year a diverse set of innovators bringing fresh solutions to the travel industry across distribution, product sourcing, shopping, content, mobility and more. We look forward to seeing them thrive and shape the future of the travel industry.” said Phocuswright’s manager, research and innovation, Mike Coletta.

VIDEO: Iomob – Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2020

Iomob’s Open Mobility Webinar Series – MaaS, MoD & Micromobiity

Iomob is pleased to announce the launch of our new “Open Mobility” webinar series. This is a forum to connect leaders in shared mobility, MaaS, Mobility on Demand (MoD) and micromobility and to discuss a variety of topics. Webinar topics will highlight policy, legislation, urban planning, infrastructure, technology, interoperability, data, among others. Upcoming webinar speakers include executive representation from the following global mobility organizations:

Below is a monthly schedule of upcoming webinars and discussion topics:

  • “Openness in MaaS“, Friday, October 23, 11:00am – 12:00pm (Central European Time)
  • “MaaS Operational Frameworks & Use Cases”, Friday, November 27, 4:00pm – 5:00pm (Central European Time)
  •  “The Role of Public Transport in MaaS”, Friday, December 11, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Central European Time)

Iomob Joins Greater Copenhagen Mobility Forum

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A new mobility forum has recently launched in the Greater Copenhagen Bi-National Region of Eastern Denmark and Southern Sweden to establish a broad discussion around sustainable mobility and accessability, rural mobility, and other topics. The forum is aiming for a broad group of stakeholders across 4 regions, 70+ municipalities, 3+ PTAs and a number of private service and tech providers to have a continuous discussion and debate on the future of sustainable mobility. See more details in the following article:

Greater Copenhagen Mobility Forum and Regional MaaS

Mobility Data Marketplace for Internet of Mobility

To achieve our most ambitious global Internet of Mobility goals, we need to collaborate with the global ecosystem to enable plug and play mobility services to be accessed by any user of any app. This vision got a boost recently when a consortium Iomob is part of won a competitive European Union Horizon 2020 bid worth 2 million euros to help build a “Mobility Data Marketplace”. Our partners on this project include Seat (part of the Volkswagen Group), the metropolitan transport authority (ATM) of Barcelona, Factual Consulting and others. Our technology includes our own multimodal routing algorithms, our own shared mobility API which supports rapid integration of new mobility services, native SDKs for insertion into existing client apps and even a white label app for clients who do not have an app already. Iomob itself stands for the Internet of Mobility (IoM). Connecting different devices to the internet to enable more efficiency in smart cities, for example, known as the Internet of Things (IoT) generated more than $200 billion (USD) in revenue worldwide in 2018 and by 2026, that number is projected to reach $1.3 trillion USD by 2026. So what exactly is the Internet of Mobility? Instead of things, Iomob focuses on connecting any mobility device. The grand vision we have at Iomob is that by 2030, any mobility device can be connected to the IoM and if connected, it can be discovered, routed and combined for multimodal journeys, booked/unlocked and paid for by any user of any app anywhere in the world.

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