Luxembourg’s mobility application has been upgraded to a full-scale Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform in order to present users with multimodal travel options and help relieve congestion on the country’s roads.
Verkéiersverbond and created by German software developer HaCon and initiated by the European microstate’s public transport operator, is part of the Siemens Mobility group. The new intermodal MaaS app provides comprehensive information about all transport options in Luxembourg, including bus, tram, train, bikes, car-sharing and walking modes. The joint project is part of a comprehensive initiative by the Luxembourg state government and introduces a cutting-edge MaaS-based platform for intermodal travel, designed to significantly reduce congestion.
By integrating park-and-ride areas as well as the carpooling provider CoPilote, Verkéiersverbond wants to encourage commuters to switch to public transport in order to relieve congestion. If taking a private car is unavoidable, the ‘Mobiliteit.Lu’ app’s routing function factors in the current traffic situation as well as roadworks and closures in real-time and adjusts the route accordingly. The overall travel time by car as indicated in the app even includes the search for parking, allowing a realistic comparison of all means of transportation.
Cyclists can also benefit from the app’s new features, as in addition to seeing their individual bike route’s elevation profile, they will be able to define personal preferences, and ‘teach’ the app to suggest easier routes. Whether choosing public transport, bike or car, the new MaaS platform will not only enable door-to-door trip planning, but it also acts as a personal travel companion. Users will be automatically informed about possible disruptions and receive extensive support in the event of a rerouting. They will also benefit from tailor-made suggestions that match their personal mobility behavior.