First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app Cowlines is to be rolled out across 62 North American cities following successful trials in Vancouver, Canada.
The app, developed by Greenlines Technology, is expected to allow citizens to select the greenest, fastest and cheapest route by combining all modes of transportation.
Riders can calculate the total cost of the trip, the length of the journey and its carbon footprint.
Cowlines aggregates all transport options and measures the greenhouse gas emissions based on the route.
Jonathan Whitworth, co-owner and chief strategy officer of Greenlines Technology, says the app will help residents and visitors navigate across cities without relying on private cars.
In October, Juniper Research revealed that MaaS platforms will replace over 2.3 billion urban private car journeys by 2023.
The app will be available to users in metropolitan regions such as Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego and Toronto.