Drive, Park, Ride: Moovit and TomTom Align With Microsoft to Introduce World’s First Truly Comprehensive Multi-Modal Trip Planner

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MaaS?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#MaaSlt;/agt;–Some of the world’s top urban mobility leaders today unveiled the
world’s first comprehensive multi-modal trip planner, a solution to
reduce congestion in cities around the world that will enable developers
to build richer apps for consumers to get around their cities.
Executives from Moovit, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider
and the world’s #1 transit app, TomTom, the location technology
specialist, and Microsoft’s Azure Maps demonstrated the solution that
identifies all of the driving, parking, and public transit options, and
surfaces them in a single package for map users. This will be
particularly useful for suburbanites who don’t know where to park their
car or which transit line to take in lieu of driving into the city.

Flanked by Moovit Co-founder and CEO Nir Erez and TomTom Managing
Director Anders Truelsen, Chris Pendleton, Head of Azure Maps unveiled
the solution during his keynote at the MOVE conference at ExCel London.
The solution, which is powered by Moovit’s Transit APIs with driving and
parking information using TomTom’s APIs, shows the options for driving a
car from a suburb to a parking lot near a transit station, riding
transit into the city and completing the journey on transit, on foot,
via car-sharing or on a scooter or bike. No other urban mobility
solution offers real-time drive, park, and transit information within
one trip plan. Through integration with Azure Maps, Microsoft’s location
intelligence platform for the Azure cloud, developers will be able to
integrate multi-modal trip planning to their IoT, mobility, smart city
and logistics solutions.

The new APIs are in addition to the transit API integration Microsoft
and Moovit announced
last November.

“Over the last few years cities have experienced rising urban sprawl,
where residents of metropolitan areas have been pushed out towards
suburban areas, often beyond the limits of public transit lines,”
Pendleton said. “With most jobs still residing in densely populated
cities, the typical commute is becoming multimodal: requiring the
suburbanite to first drive to a public transit stop and continue their
commute on a train, bus, scooter or bike. The number of decisions that
fall on the commuter to make are also greater than ever before – from
choosing between transit options to estimating parking availability –
and this solution lifts that burden from them by tackling complete
first-mile and last-mile optimization.”

“Moovit’s mission is to simplify urban mobility all around the world and
we have long provided the best way for consumers to get transit
directions and other urban mobility options,” Erez said. “Last November
we partnered with Microsoft to integrate our transit APIs to Azure to
help developers build richer apps for billions of commuters. I couldn’t
be more pleased that our relationship with Microsoft has evolved to the
point where we’re adding more of our transit APIs, combined with
TomTom’s Routing API and Traffic API, to create full multi-modal mapping
capabilities for developers on Azure Maps with precise ETAs. This will
lead to commuters having the best option to plan a trip combining legs
on public transit, ride-sharing, bike or scooter, and other legs by car,
including finding available parking lot spaces in real-time.”

Moovit’s leadership in multi-modal trip planning stems from more than
six years of optimizing journeys for urban riders using the services of
more than 7,000 transit agencies worldwide. Every day, Moovit manages
more than five million trip plan requests and generates more than 40
million itinerary options for its more than 350 million users in more
than 2,700 cities in 88 countries. The company’s multi-modal trip plan
engine is based on static, statistical, and real-time public transit
data, as well as real-time shared bike, scooter and car-sharing data.

“Location data has become more relevant and important than ever before
and no one knows this better than TomTom. We have revolutionized the way
that maps are updated by inventing a unique mapmaking platform, able to
deliver a continuously up-to-date map,” Truelsen said. “Our location
technologies power individuals, businesses and cities to be more
sustainable and get to places efficiently and safely – creating a better
world”

“Blending TomTom’s specific auto and parking lot data with Moovit’s
multi-modal trip planning gives Azure Maps an unprecedented view of
every facet of urban mobility,” Pendleton added. “No one else has
provided this comprehensive level of service in one solution.”

About Moovit

Moovit
is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and the world’s #1
urban mobility app. Moovit simplifies urban mobility all around the
world. For consumers, Moovit’s free app on iOS,
Android
and the Web
is in more than 2,700 cities in 88 countries and 44 languages. Over 100
cities and global events have made Moovit their official transit app.
For businesses and governments, Moovit is an early pioneer of Mobility
as a Service (MaaS), helping them improve
urban mobility
. Moovit owns and operates the world’s largest
repository of transit data, amassing four billion anonymous data points
a day.

About TomTom

TomTom is the leading independent location technology specialist,
shaping mobility with highly accurate maps, navigation software,
real-time traffic information and services.

To achieve our vision of a safer world, free of congestion and
emissions, we create innovative technologies that keep the world moving.
By combining our extensive experience with leading business and
technology partners, we power connected vehicles, smart mobility and,
ultimately, autonomous driving.

Headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 30 countries, TomTom’s
technologies are trusted by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Contacts

Moovit Media Contact:
Kate Azima
press@moovit.com

TomTom Media Contact:
Remco Meerstra
+31 6 55
69 04 80

remco.meerstra@tomtom.com

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