The need for Transportation as a Service (TaaS) Platforms

Services offered based on type of data collected

Expanding on some examples from the figure above:

What is a Platform?

  1. Architecting incentives that repeatedly pull these participants to the platform
  2. Providing a central infrastructure on which participants create and exchange value
  3. Matching participants with each other and with content/goods/services created on the platform
Platform Stack

Drivers behind the need for TaaS Platforms:

Some of the key requirements in a TaaS platform are highlighted here:

  1. Build a robust developer ecosystem
  2. Build support for a wide range of APIs that developers can utilize and build services on top of the platform
  3. Build Network Effects: The more number of use cases and features the platform can support, the more useful it will become for developers to build services on top of the platform, which makes it further attractive to the participants in the platform in creating and exchanging value.

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