Our goal

Today, players in mobility form scattered modes while the mobility domain is getting more fragmented. Each mobility provider or ecosystem fulfills mobility and mobility related services for customers in that silo. For each  ecosystem and solution one needs a different app and account.

Our aim is to build a pan-European Urban Mobility Operating System (UMOS). UMOS is an universal service platform in order to offer an one-stop platform for optimized and customized travel experience.  It integrates various mobility and related services in order to offer a one-stop platform and customized travel experience. The integrated mobility services are multi-model and wide in range, including car and bike-rental and sharing, and taxi, as well a different forms of public transport. 

However UMOS is not only a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solution; it is beyond MaaS. It envisions an ultimate experience for the traveler; hence incorporates also services, such as parking, insurance, and even accommodation and entertainment, that complement and enhance this experience. 

With the support of policy makers it contributes to the increased livability of cities by offering more sustainable alternatives tot private cars.

Vision

UMOS is envisioned as a universal open service platform for optimized, customized and seamless mobility for the traveler. It integrates various mobility and related services as a one-stop platform. The integrated mobility services are multi-modal and wide in range. However, UMOS is not only a MaaS; it is beyond MaaS! It envisions an ultimate experience for the traveler, hence, incorporates also services, such as parking and insurance, which complement and enhance this experience.

Platform

UMOS aims to achieve its vision through a service platform accessible to travellers via an application (mobile/web) and to other systems through APIs that use standardized data exchange mechanisms. This Service Platform is the critical backbone of the UMOS Architecture, where real-time service data (mobility and other services, and traffic) is published by providers and kept up-to-date through APIs.

Not-For-Profit

Parallel to the case for the mobility service providers, MaaS providers are scattered, often aiming to address the needs of local or regional travelers, leading to a more fragmented ecosystem. This makes the mobility arena more vulnerable to profit-seeking big players that potentially pursue non-ideal interests. UMOS will be a not-for-profit organization and a Pan-European solution. It will act in accordance with EU laws and regulations, and as such, will aim to be the trusted body for EU citizens and for all service providers in the ecosystem.

Operating Models

UMOS will operate in 3 concurrent modes: • Mode A. Open service platform: The backbone to mobility providers that facilitates service shares and transactions in the background. • Mode B. Mode A plus app: End-users service by mobile/web app to offer optimized and customized trip planning. • Mode C. Mode B plus one-stop-shop: The ticketing and related transactions to be performed directly through its app, orchestrating the data exchange between service providers for end-to-end travel. This mode is the ultimate UMOS vision of becoming an one-stop shop for the travel experience.

UMOS & Mobility Providers

Offering different operating modes aims to address distinct concerns of mobility service providers. UMOS will take into consideration the varying challenges of large & established service providers by helping them to increase their reach with enhanced service offerings, while lowering the entrance barriers for small & medium size service providers by decreasing the resource requirements for their operations.

Governmental Bodies

UMOS will also cooperate strongly with governmental bodies to help them implement certain mobility policies in their area of control. While generating travel options to users, UMOS will consider policies - that may as well be dynamically changing (e.g., based on the traffic conditions) that are effective on certain regions or districts. Particularly when UMOS reaches at a critical mass, it can –for instance- promote or even impose only certain modalities for end-users in certain regions to help support such policies.

FUNDING BODIES

Connect with our team

Core Team

Remco Evers

Achmea 

Oktay Turetken

TU Eindhoven

Marc Boijens

Altran

Project Team

Thirza Rottier

Altran

Baris Ozkan

TU Eindhoven

Laurens van Roozendaal

Laurens van Roozendaal

Altran

Domokus Esztergas

Domokos Esztergár-Kiss

Budapest University

Partners Team

Laia Pages

UPC

Jonas Haustraete

Collruyt

Niels Wiersma

City of Eindhoven

Sasha Westermann

Hamburg Hochbahn

Rasmus Sune Reeh

City of Kopenhagen

Paolo Campus

Milaan

Valetino Sevino

City of Milan

Raymond Gense

PON

Heike Twele

HaCon

Rene Keppler

HaCon

Jan Edlman

Skoda

Bani Anvari

UCL

Lillian Leermakers

City of Amsterdam

Piotr Zalecki

ZTM Warshau

Sven Vlassenvloot

Tractebel Engie

Carolien Mazal

TomTom

Sami Sahala

Forum Virium

Tamara Goldsteen

City of Helmond

Nora Fanderl

Fraunhofer

Partners

Cities & Regions

Research & Education

Industry

ContacT

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