Integrated mobility solutions for public transport
On-demand, emission-free public transit systems – that is the vision of Chris Snyder, CEO Europe of Via Transportation. Via’s goal is to develop transit systems into powerful digital networks. At the moment, Chris Snyder’s favourite project is the UK’s first fully electric, on-demand ride-sharing bus fleet, introduced in Milton Keynes north of London. In the InnoTrans Podcast, Chris Snyder will talk about the opportunities and challenges of electric and driverless vehicles and why the future lies with integrated mobility systems that integrate every transport mode in an app with a single payment method. Services that are currently provided on an individual basis, such as school bus rides and transporting hospital patients and the disabled, could also be integrated in a digital platform. With Berlkönig for example, a ride-sharing option offered by Via Transportation and BVG public transport in Berlin, wheelchair users now enjoy a quicker and more flexible service.