First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Software company HaCon is working with the Luxembourg Transport Community to introduce a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app which it says is designed to reduce congestion.
The Transport Community - a public institution which works for the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works - aims to raise awareness of sustainable mobility.
By integrating park-and-ride areas as well as the carpooling provider CoPilote, the Transport Community is hoping the Mobiliteit.lu app will encourage commuters to switch to public transport.
Drivers can use the app's routing function to obtain information on current traffic as well as roadworks and closures. The app’s overall travel time capability includes the search for parking to provide a realistic comparison of all modes of transportation, the company adds.
Cyclists can use Mobiliteit.lu to define personnel preferences such as teaching it to suggest easier routes.
HaCon CEO Michael Frankenberg, says: “If public transport is strengthened by new means such as bike- or car-sharing and everything is combined in one app, it becomes a real alternative to private cars.”
The app is available online or on iPhones and Android-powered smartphones.