Switch Mobility has announced the launch of its Dynamic Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app ‘Switch’ which provides passengers instant access to virtually every kind of public transport service.
Switch Mobility is a joint venture partnership between DemandTrans, Inc. of Chicago and The Kyyti Group of Helsinki in Finland and its new app will offer access to transport services such as taxis, buses and trains to bike-share, car-share and more. Furthermore, unlike other apps that aim to organise an array of urban mobility choice, Switch is the first to integrate real-time, micro-transit ride generation capability to ensure passengers have access to efficient on-demand services anytime, anywhere.
“At a time when city planners are working on integrating varied services such as Lyft and Uber to mitigate first-, middle-, and last-mile challenges, a fully flexible mobile service such as Switch helps make current and emerging transportation options more accessible, all while reducing car ownership and congestion,” said retired Air Force General and Managing Partner of Switch Mobility US John E. Michel.
The partnership combines the DemandTrans on-demand technology suite with Kyyti’s award-winning MaaS system.
“What truly differentiates Switch is that planning, ticketing, and payment are all taken care of in a single app that allows users to go about their trip seamlessly and without added guesswork or unnecessary wait times,” added Pekka Motto, Managing Partner of Switch Mobility Global and CEO of the Kyyti Group.
The development of the Dynamic MaaS app leverages insights gained from designing and deploying the world’s largest Demand Response system, Flex Denmark, which provides over 20,000 rides a day sourced from 550 different mobility providers.
“Switch functions as an automated mobility operator, seamlessly integrating legs of a trip together to maximise the user experience, thus helping transit companies focus on delivering value-added services,” concluded Switch Chief Technology Officer and architect of Flex Denmark Niels Larsen. “While others talk about multimodality, Switch provides a customised, optimised complete end-to-end mobility solution right to a user’s smart phone.”
The Switch app will be launching in a US city soon