The mobility of tomorrow? Doesn’t rely on cars any more. A loss of flexibility? Smart mobility concepts provide the proper remedy. They pursue an intermodal approach and combine a strong public transport with individualized offers that are geared to the customers’ demands. The key to success lies in regional mobility platforms that create genuine additional value.
Continue to remain the backbone of urban mobility
- Integrate new mobility offers and service providers
- Offer one booking and payment platform (Be your region’s mobility broker)
- Monitor all mobility offers in the ITCS
- Economically operate less frequented routes using on-demand-services
Offer customers additional service
- Easy purchase of all tickets
- Central bookings and payments for all forms of mobility
- Solve the first mile/last mile problem
- Offer Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)
Dr. Frank Pagel
Project Manager regiomove, Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV)
Public transport – the strong back-bone of an demand-oriented offer
This is what the mobility of the future will look like: new on-demand offers – that especially solve the first mile/last mile problem – will be connected to a strong public transport network. In addition, individually usable mobility offers such as Bike and Car Sharing will be integrated into smart mobility concepts. Attractive extra services will be bundled on central mobility hubs. The surrounding area of the city will be better connected. All offers that add to fixed-route services will be coordinated in the central monitoring and operations control tool, the Intermodal Transport Control System (ITCS). Therefore, the public transport company will become a mobility broker who actively shapes the region’s mobility.
Register once, book and pay
It is easy as can be for the passengers: a smartphone app suggests intermodal journeys based on their personal preferences. Bookings are forwarded to all service providers by the central booking and payment platform. Users get their tickets directly on their smartphones. The user has to register just once for all these offers (single-sign-on). And he can pay for all journeys taken at the end of the month, comfortably via one single invoice – through direct debiting, Paypal, or other options. Best-price calculations, consideration of monthly passes and combined discounts are possible. Thanks to the EMV standard, casual customers can use their bank or credit cards to use the mobility offers comfortably – ID-based ticketing provides the optimal basis. All this is made possible by an open system architecture with open programming interfaces. Thus, Mobility-as-a-Service offers emerge that really earn their name.