[en] Despite the interest in the MaaS system is growing fast within the scientific
community, it remains uncertain if MaaS could be a potential tool able to
reduce car ownership. This study aims to capture the impact of the total cost of
ownership (TCO) on MaaS demand by endogenizing the MaaS choice and the
TCO within the users’ travel choice in an agent-based model. We simulate different
TCO price range starting from a benchmark cost in the literature and embed
a specific type of MaaS plan which gives unlimited access to the services.
Results show a significant growth of MaaS demand when TCO rises, in particular
MaaS members are car users who shift their mode choice to public transport by
travelling within more trips but in a shorter time slot. In contrast, MaaS users
employ public transport for short trips while they still employ cars reducing their
travel time but employing the same number of trips when TCO decreases. Results
suggest that MaaS might become a more sustainable service by developing specific
subsidies to discourage car ownership and by increasing mobility accessibility.