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KPMG Joins MaaS Alliance to Help Accelerate a Unified Approach to Mobility in Transport
KPMG in Japan recently established the Mobility Institute of Japan to connect leaders in MaaS and the automotive industry
KPMG International announced its global membership of the MaaS Alliance, a global public-private partnership established to build the foundation for a common approach to Mobility-as-a-Service* to enable a single, open market and accelerate the development of MaaS services.
According to Richard Threlfall, KPMG's Global Head of Infrastructure: “KPMG has a key role to play in helping bring together public authorities and private businesses to debate, shape and work together to drive the implementation of MaaS."
“KPMG believes the rapid implementation of the triple technologies of electrification, automation and MaaS in the transport industry has the potential to deliver huge social and economic benefits.”
KPMG is bringing to the MaaS Alliance the active participation of colleagues from KPMG member firms in Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, the US, and Japan which recently established the Mobility Institute of Japan to bring together influential players in key areas of MaaS and the automotive industry.
“We are pleased to welcome KPMG as an associated partner of the MaaS Alliance," said Jacob Bangsgaard, MaaS Alliance President and ERTICO CEO. “KPMG's knowledge of the transport, infrastructure and automotive sectors, together with strong client relationships and broad geographic reach will provide a valuable contribution to our work in developing business models and accelerate new, sustainable mobility solutions for individuals and cities”.
*MaaS is the integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand. MaaS Alliance
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 153 countries and territories and have 207,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
About MaaS Alliance
The Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance is a public-private partnership creating the foundations for a common approach to MaaS, unlocking the economies of scale needed for successful implementation and take-up of MaaS in Europe and beyond. With 90 members worldwide, the main goal of the MaaS Alliance is to facilitate a single, open market and full deployment of MaaS services.
Hosted by ERTICO - ITS Europe, the MaaS Alliance is governed by a Board of Directors and driven forward by its Members and Partners.
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