[University of Michigan - Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation]
In 2016 I entered the Smart Mobility world working with UM-SMART focusing on the equity, aging, and access impacts of our changing mobility paradigm.(Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation)
UM SMART was a catalyze institute to advance implementation of integrated multimodal systems and the industry and enterprise to supply it. We worked by breaking down silos between city stakeholders to connect technology and infrastructure to create multimodal, door-to-door, seamless mobility routes. We don’t only focus on moving people but moving goods and changing the way that people think about mobility.
We facilitate public-private partnerships all over the world through engaging community leaders, policy makers, industry, urban planners, entrepreneurs and more relative to each community we entered. By working on a systems level, stakeholders map areas of opportunity and identify where modes connect to form seamless links, and the new mobility grid. Through this process, they can work to reach sustainable solutions and provide more equity and access for urbanizing communities.
Our main project mapped the global Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) projects, their status, enablers, differentiators, and impacts. MaaS describes an IT-enabled multimodal mobility system with reservation and payment capabilities.