Open Mobility Platforms

Mobility of the future: smart, efficient, on-demand and comfortable

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.

What INIT can help you to achieve

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

  • Single-sign-on
  • 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)

With the project regiomove, Karlsruhe – including the whole region – beams into the future of mobility. The mobility offers of the whole Middle Upper Rhine Valley region will be closely connected: tram, bus, Bike Sharing and Car Sharing. They will be intertwined successively which transforms the Karlsruhe Transport Network (KVV) into a mobility network. By developing a booking and payment platform INIT contributes significantly to it.

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.

Good for INIT customers

Public transit companies that use the Intermodal Transport Control System or an account-based ticketing system provided by INIT already have a solid basis for updating to a mobility platform.

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Knowledge database

Interested in more details or the latest news in the area of open mobility platforms? Check out our knowledge database for further information.

Press release
INIT supplies booking platform for the flagship regiomove project

20 February 2018

Reseach report
Connected Mobility
Research report
Digital mobility
Press release
Karlsruhe starts test version of mobility app "regiomove"

06 March 2020


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