New mobility services based on digital platforms are increasingly entering the mobility market and reorganising it. In addition to the advantages for providers and users, these services also pose challenges, especially for public transport. In the context of the "Mobility as a Service" (MaaS) approach, mobility is becoming a commodity and conflicts of distribution and needs are arising. Two different logics collide: an economic exploitation logic of commercial providers meets a perspective that is oriented towards the common good and the task of providing services of general interest. For a successful implementation of digital mobility platforms in public transport, modified institutional regulations need to be established. The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of digital mobility services against the background of the ecological, economic and political challenges of the desired transformation of mobility.
Collosche, Ingo; ; Thomas, Dirk
Fields of research

Mobility and urbanity, Energy, climate and infrastructure, Digitisation