As the urban dynamic shifts, we are seeing an increase in Mobility as a Service ("MaaS") providers entering the new mobility market. MaaS offers users a tailored, simplified, convenient and sometimes 'greener' travel solution. By aggregating multiple public and private service providers and big data (including traffic management data), MaaS enables users to plan, book, and pay for multiple types of mobility services via one mobile app. They can travel from A to B, across different transport modes, using just one ticket. But how do those operating in the MaaS ecosystem – from transport aggregators and platform operators, to telecoms and payments providers – deal with the complex web of legal issues governing MaaS solutions?

Listen to series one of our Mobility as a Service, where we explore various legal issues, challenges and opportunities in MaaS through thought-provoking interviews with legal and industry experts.

What is MaaS and smart mobility?

This is the first episode in the second series of the Osborne Clarke podcast series about mobility as a service (MaaS) and smart mobility. We will look at legal and other issues related to MaaS, as well as smart mobility more broadly. In the first episode hosts Jeremy Godley and Marie-Claire Day define MaaS and smart mobility, and discuss regulatory developments and trends in this space.