On March 3, 2020 the intermodal mobility app “regiomove” was launched by Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV), the public transport authority of Karlsruhe, Germany. Dr. Alexander Pischon, managing director of KVV, and project manager Dr. Frank Pagel demonstrated how easy it will soon be for KVV customers to find the best way to their destination.
Other than existing apps, regiomove also suggests intermodal travel chains, which may result in much more travel comfort and shorter travel times. With just a few clicks, registered users can book all travel segments, regardless of how many transportation modes they take. They get the tickets needed and pay just one invoice at the end of the month. Hence, the days are over when travellers had to choose their mode of transport first and then go through the information and booking process with several platforms.
KVV is confident that residents of the Karlsruhe region will consider intermodal journeys much more often - now that they can use all mobility offers of the region within one single app. The Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe, Dr. Frank Mentrup, highly welcomed this start into a new, climate-friendly mobility within the whole metropolitan area of Karlsruhe.
Even though the app launched is a test version, it already offers friendly users the full functionality. In September, the app is set to be available for the public in the app stores of Google and Apple. Further plans include the incorporation of taxis, on-demand-shuttle services and e-scooters, as well as the physical building of transport hubs, also called “Ports”, where the users will be able to switch modes very comfortably.
Dr. Jürgen Greschner, CSO of INIT, is proud to be part of this lighthouse project: “regiomove demonstrates impressively what the future of urban mobility will look like. Car ownership will decrease significantly over the next decade in favour of intermodal mobility platforms that orchestrate all mobility offerings of a city or region. For us, as the supplier of the booking platform, it was of particular importance to realize a “single-sign-on”. Only this way could all mobility offers be booked and paid in one platform via the same app. We consider this to be vital for any intermodal approach.”
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