SAE International has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance to support and foster collaborative efforts in creation of guidelines and standards for development of more integrated and seamless mobility services.
“There is a growing trend among the aerospace and automotive sectors for more collaboration of shared mobility,” Jack Pokrzywa, Director of Global Ground Vehicle Standards for SAE International, said. “We are pleased to work with the MaaS Alliance to help further and facilitate that type of collaboration.”
Under the MoU, SAE International and MaaS Alliance agree to share knowledge in the shared mobility guidelines and standards development and pursue, where feasible, into coordinated technical efforts and harmonization.
The first SAE shared mobility standard will be “SAE J3163 Taxonomy and Definitions Related to Shared Mobility and Enabling Technologies.” This recommended practice, which is slated to be published later this year, will provide a taxonomy for shared modes and related service, operational, and business models.
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance is a public-private partnership creating the foundations for a common approach to MaaS, unlocking the economies of scale needed for successful implementation and take-up of MaaS in Europe and beyond. The main goal is to facilitate a single, open market and full deployment of MaaS services. MaaS members include IT system integrators and operators, Transport services providers, e.g. airline, train, metro, tram, bus, taxi, car rental / lease, car-sharing, bike-sharing, ride-sharing companies and platforms, Suppliers, ERTICO (ITS Europe) and ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association).
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