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Mobility + offers solutions for the mobility mix of the future

March 2020

Mobility + offers solutions for the mobility mix of the future
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Digitisation and the desire for individual mobility are opening up new opportunities for complements to pub- lic transport. For the first time, providers of mobility services which enhance public transport will be presenting their offerings in the new Mobility+ exhibition area at InnoTrans.

The new mobility is flexible, networked and cross-modal. Would you prefer to travel by rail, e-bike or rather by a private transport service? In the future, travellers will be using and combining various modes of transport to their individual preferences, all via an app.

To achieve this, providers of complementary mobility services are developing solutions which enhance public transport services and close gaps in mobility chains. InnoTrans is picking up on this development and offers providers of complementary mobility services a novelty in the form of a thematically focussed exhibition area in the existing Public Transport segment: Mobility+.

“It is here that exhibitors of new mobility services will meet national and international transport companies, transport associations and administrations, and where they will be able to show the industry their cross- modal concepts and systems,” emphasises Kerstin Schulz, Director of InnoTrans. There will be exhibitors from the areas of shared mobility – from cars to e-scooters – mobility apps (such as information, booking and payment with a single application), technology (like on-demand driving systems, VTOLs or drones) and first/last mile services (such as ride brokering and ride pooling).

Mobility+ to provide smarter journeys

Mobility+ exhibitors are integrated into the Public Transport segment in Hall 7.1 c. For the first time, they can present their products and services in the Mobility+ Corner, with streaming services at their disposal. Axon Vibe, for example, will be represented at Mobility+. The Swiss company develops smart travel assistants for public transport providers which enable passengers to travel seamlessly from door to door while using several modes of transport. To find the optimal mobility mix, artificial intelligence evaluates users’ needs, habits and context.

Door2door from Berlin offers technologies with which, for example, jour- neys can be bundled and booked via apps. Ridepooling combines journeys with similar routes. Instead of being transported one by one, passengers cover part of the route together. This saves costs and reduces traffic volumes. BestMile wants to exploit the potential of autonomous vehicles with a platform for autonomous fleets. The Mobility+ exhibitor is marketing the first fleet automation platform which enables the intelligent operation and optimisation of autonomous vehicle fleets, regardless of their make or type, and manages both fixed routes and on-demand services.

For complex and large-scale transport operators, Optibus offers a software-as-a-service platform which plans and schedules the missions and deployment of both the drivers and the vehicles. It provides detailed insight into the impact on operations, on time performance and costs. The Optibus software is already used by more than 300 cities worldwide. The aim is to increase service quality and efficiency, reduce costs, optimise operations and reduce traffic disruptions and emissions.