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MaaS Global has won an iF DESIGN AWARD 2018

  Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organisation, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organises the iF DESIGN AWARD. MaaS Global was a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD. Whim app won over the 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its…

Whim app has received the Design from Finland mark

  Whim has again received recognition for its innovative and groundbreaking service idea and design. The Association for Finnish work awarded Whim with the Design from Finland mark. The Association for Finnish work awards products and services for their work with unique Finnish design. The mark indicates that the company…

Now you can use Whim to get HSL’s mobile tickets for an even larger area!

With Whim, you can now buy HSL’s single tickets for traveling within municipalities and for travelling regionally: • For travelling internally in Helsinki, Vantaa, Kirkkonummi, Espoo–Kauniainen or Kerava–Sipoo (one-zone journeys) • For regional journeys across Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa • For 2-zone extended regional journeys (i.e. travelling across Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Sipoo and…

Whim brings out 10€ taxi rides and new mobility services packages today

MaaS Global, a Finnish company that has gained considerable international attention and significant funding in 2017, launches new mobility service packages and 10 € short-distance taxi rides in the greater Helsinki area via its award-winning mobile app, Whim. “In our opinion, no means of transport alone can fulfil the needs…

Mobility as a Service pioneer Whim receives major design award

This year’s Red Dot Awards provided yet more evidence of the growing mainstream appeal of new kinds of mobility services. Finnish MaaS Global’s groundbreaking mobility app, Whim, won the prestigious German award for Communication Design. The awards were announced in the Aalto Theater in Essen, Germany on October the 26th….

Ground-breaking mobility service Whim to start a pilot in Antwerp

The pioneering Whim mobility service by Finnish MaaS Global is taking the next step in its international expansion. The launch in Antwerp, Belgium, was announced in a press briefing on the 30th of September. It’s expected that the first test users will get their hands on the service later this…

Finnish company MaaS Global completes funding round, raising €14.2 million

In its recently completed funding round, MaaS Global managed to raise €14.2 million. Significant additional investments were made by Transdev, Veho and Karsan, who are among the Finnish company’s older shareholders. New investors include the Japanese company DENSO and the Turkish company Swiftcom, as well as Toyota Financial Services and…

Whim wins the Best Mobile Service in Finland 2017 award

Whim, a travel app by Finnish growth company MaaS Global, has won the top award in the Best Mobile Service in Finland contest. Whim, which combines different forms of transport into a single easy-to-use service, was named as the service with the best global potential. The winners were announced at an…

nextbike and Whim partner up for West Midlands and the rest of UK

nextbike, the world’s most extensive bikeshare provider, today announced a revolutionary partnership with mobility app Whim which will see the UK’s first MaaS launch to take place in the West Midlands. MaaS – short for Mobility as a Service – seamlessly combines transport services to enable customers to use bikes,…

Whim mobility service wins two prestigious design awards

Whim, the groundbreaking Finnish mobility service by MaaS Global, picked up two prestigious design awards in last night’s Vuoden Huiput, Finland’s most important creative design competition. Whim won the Gold award in the Services category and the Silver award in Innovation. Vuoden Huiput (the Best of the Year) by Grafia…

Transport for West Midlands and Whim set to pioneer MaaS in the UK

A new era of transport is about to begin in the United Kingdom, where West Midlands will become the first region to pilot Mobility as Service (MaaS) to its residents. The pioneering service, Whim by the MaaS operator MaaS Global, will be launched in the West Midlands metropolitan area in…

Whim app is the Winner of the Nordic Smart Cities award

MaaS Global’s Whim app wins the Nordic Smart Cities award as the Disruptive Innovator of 2016 in Stockholm’s smart city conference 2nd of November 2016. The event gathered together the cutting-edge technologies on the horizon from the world’s leading innovators. The largest Nordic Smart Cities event offered ideas for city…

MaaS Global’s Whim app wins the Smart City Action award

MaaS Global won the Smart City Action award 2016 for its Whim mobility app at the Helsinki Smart City event on the 29th of September 2016. The event, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of Forum Virium Helsinki, took place in Helsinki City Hall. The Helsinki Smart City event brought together…

Lähitaksi bringing their taxis as part of Whim –offering

The world’s first mobility operator MaaS Global Ltd. and Finnish taxi dispatching company Lähitaksi Ltd. has started cooperation. Lähitaksi will bring its over 1000 taxis as part of service offering for MaaS Global’s new all-inclusive daily travel service Whim. Area will consist of 17 cities surrounding Helsinki which will make…