MaaS in moderation can reap long-term rewards

A report by AAA suggests MaaS is costlier than vehicle ownership. But approaching MaaS with a long-term strategy can be financially viable, writes Jack Hunsley

In many corners of the press, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has been hailed as a cheaper and more efficient means of transportation for commuters across the globe. The idea of an on-demand transportation service, with upfront and transparent payment, contained within a competitive industry where competitors are fighting for the same territory, seems a ready-made recipe for a low, cost-effective transportation network. However, a recent study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) has claimed that, over the course of a year, using ride-hailing services as an alternative to vehicle ownership can be as much as twice as expensive as owning and running a personal vehicle….

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