AyWa’s goal is to turn “Mobility as a Service” into reality, where it is needed most: in emerging markets. 70% of the world’s mega-cities are projected in Africa, Latin America, South East Asia …by 2040. But their potential is already limited by the traffic jams, chaotic transit and overall lack of urban planning.
“Developed countries” have to put tremendous efforts to try to divert their citizen away from “car ownership”. In Africa, true ride sharing is already the norm. When travelling between cities or daily commuting, the Bus or Train is the only option for millions of Africans. Unfortunately, this spectacular reliance on mass-transit comes with significant challenges: riders are forced into old, overcrowded vehicles at peak hours if not blindly waiting in the heat/rain for informal, unpredictable schedules.
Enter the mobile phone, which millions of riders carry nowadays and even pay with. AyWa’s revolutionary dispatch leverages millions of riders mobiles phones to re-organize mass-transit schedules around actual demand.
We are re-inventing mass transportation, from today’s chaos to a modern, digital “Mobility as a Service” utility. Mobility must be designed for a broad range of travel needs and incomes, but disconnected from vessels “ownership”. Only then, will navigating cities become as easy as making a phone call.