Lukas Neckermann, the COO of Splyt, talks about the sustainable mobility ecosystem, and the key trend in this industry – super apps, and mobility as a service (MaaS).
Hi. I’m Lukas Neckermann. I am COO of Splyt. I’m also an advisor to a number of other startups, and I’ve been in the mobility space for, well, almost ten years now.
First, there’s a key trend that we, as an industry need to be aware of. That’s aggregation of apps, super apps. In addition, apps that combine not just modes of transportation, but even financial services, food delivery, any kinds of delivery, for that matter.
Certainly, as an industry, we really should recognize that we stand alone. However, we also stand within an ecosystem and we’re even creating an ecosystem. Basically, an ecosystem that encompasses public transport, automotive, energy, sustainability topics, and much, much more.
Above all, we’re not derivative of automotive. Furthermore, we are creating and building this ecosystem with evaluation of over a trillion dollars.
First, where is the money?
Generally, it’s really important for us to build business models that work. I addition, we can’t all be chasing after users, individual users.
For example, mobility as a service. I love it. Although I’m deeply, deeply, passionate about mobility as a service, but we have a user acquisition problem. For this reason, each one of us in the industry has 50 mobility apps on our phones. The idea, then, is to integrate into city-based mobility as a service apps.
Certainly, like many of us, my favorite mode of transportation is whatever my smartphone tells me to do.
While, I walk a lot, I bike a lot. I also use car sharing, ride, hailing, scooters, bikes, public transportation. On the other side, every once in a while, I’ll get into a privately owned vehicle, but don’t tell anyone.
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