Drive, Park, Use Public Transport: Moovit and TomTom Gather Together with Microsoft to Introduce the World's First Truly Comprehensive Multimodal Journey Planner
Today, some of the world's greatest urban mobility leaders have announced the world's first truly comprehensive multimodal travel planner, a solution that will help to develop richer applications that will make traveling in cities easier, reducing traffic congestion in cities. Leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and #1 public transport application from Moovit, location technology expert Tomtom and Microsoft Azure Maps, which identifies all driving, parking and public transport options, and for map users in a single package. they presented the unifying solution. This will be especially useful for those who don't know where to park their vehicles or who don't know which public transport line to use instead of going from suburbs to the city.
Moovit co-founder and CEO Nir Erez, TomTom General Manager Anders Truelsen and Azure Maps President Chris Pendleton announced this solution at the opening speech at ExCel London's MOVE conference. The solution, supported by driving and parking information using Moovit's Transit APIs and TomTom's APIs, allows a suburban driver to park his vehicle to the nearest public transport station, reach the city center by public transport, and finally, share the car, It offers options to complete your journey by scooter or bicycle. No other urban mobility solution offers real-time driving, parking and public transport information within a itinerary. Thanks to the integration of Microsoft's Azure Cloud location intelligence platform Azure Maps, developers will be able to integrate multi-modal trip planning into IoT, mobility, smart city and logistics solutions.
The new APIs are coming in addition to the transit API integration of Microsoft and Moovit, announced last November.
"Over the past few years, cities have experienced urban expansion, where metropolitan residents have been pushed into suburban areas, often beyond the limits of public transport lines," said Pendleton. “While the workplaces are still in the city centers in densely populated cities, a typical day trip is multimodal by changing many vehicles: it requires them to go to the public transport stop before the suburbs and to go by train, bus, scooter or bicycle. The number of decisions the passenger needs to make for the most comfortable journey is more than ever - from public transportation options to choosing and predicting the availability of the parking lot - and this solution alleviates this burden on their back with full first and last km optimization. ”
"We have provided Moovit's mission to simplify urban mobility around the world and provide the best way for passengers to get public transit directions and other urban mobility options," said Erez. “Last November, we partnered with Microsoft to integrate our public transportation APIs with Azure to help developers build richer apps for billions of people. I could not have been more pleased with the combination of our relationship with Microsoft, along with TomTom's Routing API and the Traffic API, together with our public transportation APIs to create full mapping capabilities for developers on Azure Maps. Passengers will have the best options they need to plan a trip, such as public transport, car sharing, cycling or scooters, including finding available parking spaces in real time. ”
Moovit's leadership in multimodal travel planning is due to the optimization of the travel of passengers in the city for more than six years, using the services of more than 7.000 public transport companies worldwide. Every day, Moovit manages more than five million travel plan requests and produces more than 88 million route options for more than 2.700 million users in more than 350 cities in 40 countries. The company's multi-mode trip plan engine is based on static, statistical and real-time public transport data, as well as real-time bike, scooter and vehicle sharing data.
“Location data has become more important than ever, and no one knows it better than TomTom.” “We have changed the way maps are updated by inventing a unique mapping platform that can offer a constantly updated map,” Truelsen said. “Our location technologies support individuals, businesses and cities to be more sustainable and find a place that is efficient and safe - creating a better world.”
Asıyla Combining TomTom's specific car and parking space data with Moovit's multi-modal travel planning offers Azure Maps an unprecedented field of urban mobility, yeri said Pendleton. ”No one else offered this comprehensive level of service in a single solution.“