Exploring the Role of Blockchain Technology in Mobility as a Service

How could blockchain technology be a foundation for designing a combined Mobility as a Ser­vice platform that benefits all of the involved stakeholders?

Time: Tue 2018-01-16 11.30 - 12.30

Lecturer: Patrik Andersson and Joel Torstensson

Location: ITRL, Drottning Kristinas Väg 40 Stockholm, Sweden 10044

Will blockchain enable a trusted combined MaaS platform?

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a novel approach to mobility. There have been several efforts to incorporate the approach by trying to bring multiple mobility providers (MPs) together in one platform. In most of these efforts, one organization has acted as a broker for all of the MPs and the customers. A new technology called blockchain provides a viable method of coordination of parties that do not trust each other without the need of a central authority. This seminar will focus on the intersection of these two developments, Mobility as a Service and blockchain technology, and asks: How can a Combined Mobility Ser­vice platform that benefits all of the involved stakeholders be designed?

The Chalmers graduates Patrik Andersson, M.Sc. in Management and Economics of Innovation, and Joel Torstensson, M.Sc. in Complex Adaptive Systems, will present their master thesis on the topic. They will cover the technical viability and economic impatcs of a blockchain-based MaaS platform and will also present a simplified technical specification for such a platform.

The seminar is arranged by Integrated Transport Research Lab.

A light lunch will be served.

Please register by 10 January to secure your place.

The event will also be streaming live on our Facebook page

Questions?

Contact Albin Engholm, aengholm@kth.se

The presentation is the second installment in our series of Tuesday Seminars that will take place during 2018. Sign up for our newsletter  to receive updates about future events at ITRL, or take a look at our calendar  if you want to know more about what we have planned.