The mobility of tomorrow? Doesn’t rely on cars any more. Smart mobility concepts take an intermodal approach and combine a strong public transit with individualized offerings geared to customers’ demands. The key to success lies in regional mobility platforms that create genuine value.
Continue to remain the backbone of urban mobility
- Integrate new mobility offerings and service providers
- Offer one booking and payment platform (Be your region’s mobility broker)
- Monitor all mobility offerings 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
- Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)
Dr. Frank Pagel
Project Manager regiomove, Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV)
Public transit – the strong back-bone of demand-oriented offerings
This is how the mobility of the future will look: new on-demand offerings – that especially solve the first mile/last mile problem – will be connected to a strong public transport network. In addition, individually used mobility offerings such as Bike and Car Sharing will be integrated into smart mobility concepts. Additional services will be bundled on central mobility hubs. Not least the city will be better connected. All offerings 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 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 offerings (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 travel – ID-based ticketing provides the optimal basis for this. All is made possible by an open system architecture with open programming interfaces. Thus, Mobility-as-a-Service becomes a reality.