Co-written by Trafi & Porsche Consulting

As public life starts to move into the post-COVID-19 phase, the question remains how urban mobility will adapt to this “new normal.” From today’s perspective on the weeks and months behind us, the trajectory for the future becomes clearer.

The urban mobility ecosystem adapted quickly and flexibly to changing customer demands. This ability to match the overall supply of mobility modes with individual preferences on the demand side will be a key success factor for cities from now on. The modal split will look different in a post-COVID-19 world and will be even more fast-moving.

In this paper, we use…


yumuv — world’s first regional Mobility as a Service with subscriptions is live in Zurich, Basel, and Bern
yumuv — world’s first regional Mobility as a Service with subscriptions is live in Zurich, Basel, and Bern
yumuv — world’s first regional Mobility as a Service with subscriptions is live in Zurich, Basel, and Bern

When we launched Jelbi in Berlin last year we were faced with a challenge to handle radically different mobility services within a single European city. Now we can say with certainty that it was a huge achievement not only for all of us at Trafi but for the mobility industry as a whole. Nevertheless, the only way for us to top it was to take on an even more complex, multi-city mobility network and make it even better. This week we are presenting you with yumuv — world’s first regional Mobility as a Service with subscriptions. …


Intermodal trips look like a saving grace in getting people out of their cars. Aurelija Petrauskytė-Latakė — Trafi’s Lead Product Manager for Routing — dispels the complex nature of intermodality and explains why people find it challenging to rely upon it.

Pretty much every debate about intermodal trips misses the critical point: cognitive complexity of actually taking one
Pretty much every debate about intermodal trips misses the critical point: cognitive complexity of actually taking one
Pretty much every debate about intermodal trips misses the critical point: cognitive complexity of actually taking one.

Mechanics of Human Mobility Decisions

Imagine that you are having coffee with a friend near Potsdamer Platz in Berlin on a lovely Saturday morning. Your friend gets an idea to visit the Zoo, and you don’t hesitate to agree. Now, if you were Anna, a Berliner through-and-through, you would walk. It’s 46 minutes, a beautiful route, and she enjoys a pleasant stroll while catching…


Navigating cities has become an extremely complicated task. MaaS promises to guide travelers effortlessly through the so-called jungle of the urban mobility network. One of the severe challenges that stands in the way of living up to this promise is disruptions, which happen on a daily basis, especially in larger cities. The majority of urban dwellers can relate to being extremely frustrated by being late to work because of a disrupted line. In these situations, what travelers need the most are guidance and reassurance.

At Trafi, we took this challenge very seriously — to provide top-notch real-time disruption updates, to…


For the past month we asked you to imagine that instead of owning the key that unlocks your vehicle, you are handed a personal key to any given vehicle. This is the exact promise given by Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) — a seamless access point to the complete mobility spectrum. In our last episode, we want to build on the foundation of already established trends, tangibles, and criteria, and to project where MaaS could evolve shortly. Welcome to our last episode of the series!

MaaS Roadmap

True MaaS adopted by the industry

By now it should be obvious that a true Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solution is much more than just a…


  • To make it even more convenient for cities to launch Mobility-as-a-Service solutions, Trafi has closed strategic partnerships with leading shared mobility companies.
  • emmy, MILES, TIER and Voi intend to be deeply integrated in Mobility-as-a-Service solutions Trafi will launch in cities they operate in.
  • Cities running on Trafi’s whitelabel solution are now promised an even faster and more seamless onboarding of private providers, thus bringing value to residents as fast as possible.
  • Users will be able to plan, book, but also pay for all services provided by emmy, MILES, TIER, and VOI in future city-led mobility apps, eliminating friction in how…


Imagine that instead of owning the key that unlocks your own personal vehicle, you are handed a personal key to any given vehicle. This is exactly where the promise of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) lies — a seamless access point to the complete mobility spectrum. In our fourth week, we dive into what components enable MaaS — for people, for cities, and mobility providers. Welcome to our penultimate episode of the series!

MaaS enablers

If we follow MaaS fundamentals, it becomes self-evident that MaaS cannot be reduced to just one provider or just one app:

  • City residents have to rely on a MaaS application…


Imagine that instead of owning the key that unlocks your own personal vehicle, you are handed a personal key to any given vehicle. This is exactly where the promise of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) lies — a seamless access point to the complete mobility spectrum. For the past two weeks, we have been diving into why cities are considering MaaS and what benefits it can bring to them, and how MaaS requires some clarity on a very fundamental level. Welcome to the third episode of the series!

MaaS fundamentals

In an ideal world, we should be able to teleport ourselves to our destinations. As…


Imagine that instead of owning the key that unlocks your own personal vehicle, you are handed a personal key to any given vehicle. This is exactly where the promise of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) lies — a seamless access point to the complete mobility spectrum. The whole idea can be seen not only as a promising concept for the end-user but also as an alternative to the private car that cities want to push out. As attractive as it may seem, the concept of MaaS also carries a lot of misconceptions. In a series of articles, we aim to dispel this fog…


- Today, MVG, the main public transport company in Munich, announced the launch of a Mobility-as-a-Service solution.

- Using the multimodal application, users in Munich will be able to access a wide range of mobility modes in one place.

- The MaaS solution is a whitelabel product powered by Trafi’s technology and branded by the MVG.

- The app will be released in the course of the year and will be available on both iOS and Android.

- Private mobility service providers are now invited to join the MaaS solution in a call for action.

Munich — February 13, 2020

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