Taxistop now called Mpact with more outspoken mission
Taxistop, the platform for shared mobility and the shared Cambio cars, has a new name and logo. The new name – Mpact – is a combination of ‘M’ for mobility and the ‘pact’ the non-profit organization makes with partners and the public to reach sustainable mobility.
Mpact wants to create a more effective and better accessible transport system. The organization aims to increase energy efficiency, social cohesion, sustainability, and less traffic congestion, emissions, and costs. By sharing a car, you take a car off the road, creating more space, and decreasing emissions and pollution. “We do more with less” is their new catchline.
Solutions, innovation, and policy
According to Mpact, it’s also cheaper and more fun to share a ride, and that’s exactly what the car-sharing platform wants to do with their services: creating social added value. Mpact is based on three basic pillars: solutions, innovation, and policy. Those three core values are represented in the triangle of their new logo.
Solutions represent the different services Mpact offers: Carpool, MobiCalendar, home sitting, home exchange, and Cambio, among others. Innovation stands for new solutions and connections with existing platforms. Policy, the third pillar, refers to the expertise Mpact has and shares to stimulate governments on the local, regional, national, and international levels to create the necessary policy frameworks to boost shared mobility.
Focus on shared mobility
Mpact foresees three big changes in mobility: vehicles are becoming more and more automated, they are electrically powered, and we are evolving from individual car ownership and use toward shared mobility.
Electricity will be an important source of power in the future, but greening the fleet will not be the biggest game-changer. Self-driving cars will increase transport efficiency, but the organization wants to avoid autonomous vehicles just getting stuck in traffic jams. Therefore, its biggest focus is on further developing shared mobility.
Combined modes of transport
Mpact is convinced that reducing cars and car trips is possible by combining walking, cycling, collective transport, and shared mobility. Several modes of transport should be connected.
Transport efficiency should also contribute to the well-being of people. Shared mobility increases social cohesion and creates interaction between people. Unlike larger commercial platforms, Mpact is a non-profit organization and, therefore, does not pursue profit. “The impact on people and the environment is what drives us,” Mpact concludes.