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Mobility+ exhibitors present innovative urban mobility

February 2020

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The BerlKönig has been on the streets of Berlin since September 2018. In contrast to Goethe’s wellknown ballad “Erlkönig”, BerlKönig is a ridesharing service. The cooperation between the American company ViaVan and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) offers travellers the opportunity to cover the first or last mile without complications. The shared transit service books around 2,000 trips per day, with a total of more than 750,000 trips since its foundation, and is currently used by 70,000 Berliners.

At InnoTrans 2020 ViaVan is one of the first exhibitors in the new Mobility+ platform. Mobility+ will be integrated into the Public Transport Segment in Hall 7.1c and will focus on the transport fields of shared mobility, combined mobility and digital mobility platforms. Chris Snyder, CEO of ViaVan, sees great potential in Mobility+ for making new international business contacts: “We’re thrilled to attend InnoTrans 2020 and showcase what’s possible when you focus on transforming mobility with technology.” Complementing the offer of ViaVan, Arvato Financial Solutions, Bestmile, BVG, cantamen, d-fine, Door2Door, GREMOVE, ioki, ISTMobil, Mobimeo, MotionTag, Uber Germany and Zeitmeilen will present their mobility concepts.

Mobility+ exhibitor wins German Mobility Award 2019

The mobility start-up ioki brings on-demand mobility and autonomous driving to public transport. The subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn has set itself the goal of using flexible on-demand solutions to make public transport more individual and strengthen it sustainably through intelligent ride-pooling solutions. In this way ioki is meeting a central challenge in public transport. The lack of offers for the first or last mile therefore leads many travellers to decide against public transport. The aim of ioki is to close this gap and to relieve traffic through mobility that meets the needs of the passengers. In both urban and rural areas, the aim is to create comfortable, seamless connections with optimum capacity utilisation. With this concept, the young company won the German Mobility Award at the end of November for the ioki Hamburg project, which was implemented together with the Hamburg Holstein Transport Authority (VHH).

For InnoTrans 2020, ioki plans to present its concept to a larger international market. Ioki Managing Director Michael Barillere-Scholz underlines the ambitious plans of his company: “With data-based mobility analyses and networked offers to strengthen public transport, we want to realise our vision of sustainable, demand-oriented mobility that is available at any time. It is our aim to show present new mobility solutions to cities, municipalities, transport associations and companies and to support them as a strong technology partner on their way to the mobility turnaround.”