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100 % Electric Municipal Transport Electrification 2018-03-14


With 16.359 e-buses provided by BYD company, Shenzhen is the first major  city in the world to have an all-electric bus fleet and now is home to  the largest fleet of electric buses and electric taxis in the world.  Shenzhen was one of 13 cities in China to pilot a national new-energy  vehicle program released in 2009. Changing over to an all-electric  municipal transportation system demanded large financial investments,  and required the appropriate infrastructure to be built. Shenzhen has  510 bus charging stations with a combined 8,000 charging points, so it  can charge just under half the fleet at once. At December 2017, the  charging station at one of the main bus terminals Qinghu has more than  30 charging poles.

  • 16.359 electric buses provided by BYD Auto Company Ltd. In december 2017
  • 510 bus charging stations, 8.000 charging poles
  • Estimated reduction of carbon emissions by 1.35 million tons


The move to completely switch from fuel-powered to electric buses in the  12-million-people city Shenzhen proofs that 100 percent electric  municipal transport IS possible in the here and now. The all-electric  bus fleet is expected to save the equivalent of 345,000 tons of diesel  fuel and reduce carbon emissions by 1.35 million tons. Next, the city  intends to make all of its more than 17,000 taxis electric. However, the  radical political decision demanded large investments and changes in  infrastructure. In 2017 alone, the city put up almost $500 million to  promote the adoption of electric buses and installation of charging  infrastructure.


  • Complete transition to electric municipal transport
  • Radical political commitment to green energy
  • As Shenzhen is home to 12 mio people, the environmental impact is massive
Shenzen City

Municipal Transport

Shenzhen City Public Transport Administration
BYD Auto Company Ltd

Shenzhen City, China


Electric Quadracycle for freight transport Electrification 2019-01-08


Electrification, Sustainable Logistics

Built by Flevobike in Dronten

Germany and the Netherlands

The "Cubicycle" is an electric quadracycle with a removable container that has a cargo volume of one cubic meter. Key advantages of the bicycle in comparison with similar types of non-motorized transport are its volume and better integration into DHL's operational systems. The reclining seat for the courier allows greater comfort, safety and speed. It boasts electric pedal assistance for additional speed and support in climbing hills, and it easy to handle, with a tight turning cycle. The removable containers are secure and waterproof, and offer a large volume while not impairing the view of other cyclists. They can bypass traffic congestion, make more stops and the total cost of ownership over their lifetime is less than half of a van.

DHL is Europe’s largest postal company with 59 million letters getting delivered per working day in Germany. A company operating on such a large scale requires an environmental protection program to contribute to the national emission reduction targets. DHL’s Go Green initiative aims to improve its carbon efficiency by 30% till 2020 (against base year 2007). The group has saved 19 billion tons of CO2 and more than 6 billion fuel cost since 2007.

According to DHL, the solution will significantly reduce emissions because it minimizes the mileage and time spent on the road by standard delivery vehicles. “Each City Hub can replace up to two standard delivery vehicles, with an equivalent CO2 saving of over sixteen tons per year and a significant reduction in other emissions”, the express services provider states

ElectriCityBusse Electrification 2019-01-08

City of Vienna, Siemens/Rampini City of Vienna, Siemens/Rampini

Electrification, Public Transport

Wiener Linien

Vienna, Austria

• The buses recharge at their end stations by hooking up to the overhead lines of the Viennese tram using an extendable pantograph, an arm on the roof.

• Batteries last longer (4yrs) because they are being fully charged

• The buses have a top speed of 62kmph

• The cost of each bus is double a cost of a diesel bus but maintenance cost is negligible

• Charging takes only 5-8 minutes

• In 2011, the Wiener Linien decided to aim for zero emissions in the city centre.

• To achieve this goal, the city decided to electrify public transport and customize this technology specially for the project. It is replicable and scalable.

• In a context of increasing emissions from transport, this technology significantly reduces emissions and usage of energy.

According to calculations of the Technical University of Graz, “ElectriCitybusse” will reduce emissions of CO2 by 5.3t, of NO by 1.7t and of NO2 by 0.06t per year compared to the liquid gas buses which had been used before. As NO2 is far more dangerous to health than NO, it was considered very important to split NOx emissions.

Luminous Platforms by Deutsche Bahn Electrification 2018-05-29

Deutsche Bahn AG has cooperated with the Berlin-based Start Up SIUT in order to develop an innovative solution for passenger guidance in train stations. With the help of integrated light fibers, the punctually illuminated flooring at station tracks becomes a signpost., lines, symbols, letters or logos glow in the ground. Thanks to the direct illumination of the concrete surface, travelers can better orient themselves in train stations.
In October 2017, Deutsche Bahn presented a luminous platform  of its partner start-up in Berlin, demonstrating how optical information generated by symbols and different colors can help to improve punctuality. On February 26, 2018, the innovative solution for passenger guidance had its German premiere in Stuttgart.

High volumes of traffic can lead to delays in the processing of trains. As passengers often concentrate at the platform entrances, regional transit is delayed due to overcrowded doors in the main rush-hours. Commuters are often not at the right place on the platform where the train stops, which leads to longer entry times, affecting punctuality. By introducing the nation's first dynamic route guidance system with light strips, the cooperation of Deutsche Bahn and SIUT tackles this problem: Illuminated symbols indicate where the train stops and show the exact positions of the doors shortly before the next train enters the station. Passengers are thus easily guided in the right place at the platform, boarding is faster and the trains can leave on time.


  • Passenger guidance at train stations enables more comfortable travel for commuters in rush-hours
  • Efficiency is increased by indicating the position of entry doors of the incoming trains
  • Luminous floor signs at the platform can help improve punctuality and thus ease rush-hour traffic and security when boarding the trains

Deutsche Bahn AG

Big Data
Smart Mobility
Connected Infrasructure

SIUT Lichtfaserbeton

Pilot Test Phase
Berlin, GER
Stuttgart, GER

MatchRider Electrification 2019-01-08

Match Rider Match Rider Match Rider

Electrification, Sustainable Logistics

City of Heidelberg, State of Baden-Württemberg, University of Stuttgart and many more (refer website below)


MatchRiderGO is a web and mobile app-based platform designed to help people share rides over short to mid-distance routes (less than 100 km), especially regularly-scheduled commutes, that make up to 80 percent of all private vehicle traffic. The MatchRiderGO system helps drivers to share costs with passengers and it helps passengers to get conveniently and inexpensively from point A to point B, often integrating with other forms of public transportation into a combined mobility solution for communities and businesses.

It solves the problem that ride sharing is not attractive for short to mid distance travelling so far by offering a reoccurring schedule of rides with focus on specific, high traffic commuter routes. It offers the passengers plannability combined with a high grade of flexibility. By offering rides on a daily basis by paying drivers a guaranteed rate, MatchRiderGO bids a high grade of reliability for commuters as well.

• Environmental: Reduce traffic resulting from CO2 emissions

• Financial: Cut commuter costs

• Infrastructure: Fill gaps in public transportation

Plugsurfing Smart Charging across Europe Electrification 2018-03-14


Smart Infrastructure
Charging Points

  • Innogy
  • EnBW
  • Allego
  • Vattenfall
  • Nissan
  • Tesla
  • Greenpeace
  • 16 Countries across Europe
  • 180 Operators
  • 60.000 Charging Points


The Berlin based Start Up makes electric charging efficient and easy by tackling the problem of accessing charging stations provided by different operators: The Emobility Service Provider PlugSurfing closes contracts with 180 charging point operators such as Innogy, EnBW, Allego and Vattenfall to allow charging at their stations. Users can charge across Europe's largest charging network (60000 points so far) with one payment method: Via a mobile application, registered users can find close-by charging stations, check in real-time whether these are currently free to be used and pay via Scan&Charge. The prices are also displayed on the app, enabling users to make the best price-offer-choice.

The mobile and online service makes emobility really simple and user-friendly: One of the main obstacles when using e-vehicles is to find a charging stations provided by the operator of a certain provider. Standardized payment via credit card or PayPal using the Scan&Charge service avoids complications and leads to more flexibility. PlugSurging charges users a commission for offering their service.

  • Finding close-by charging stations and prices displayed on a map
  • Enables users to charge their EV at different operators’ stations without having to close single contracts
  • Easy payment via Scan&Charge
  • Online and app based services for EV charging available for Android and iPhone
  • Regsitration is via creditcard or PayPal account
  • Different providers‘ stations can be accessed by users
  • The single operators determine the prices, PlugSurfing only aggregates and displays information

Text and Picture

WhereIsMyTransport Electrification 2018-03-29


With public transport data and a three-week data collection project the  company mapped the Minibus Taxi Network of Cape Town. The data is  integrated into an open platform together with information on other  transport modes.WhereIsMyTransport also provides the data for other  StartUps to build apps oder websites.
WhereIsMyTransport started in  2008 as a university project and first earned success by reaching the  finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup.

  • Data was collected by travelling 13,410 kms with mobile tools to track the routes
  • Via metadata it‘s possible to generate estimated times without having a set timetable of the Minibuses
  • Carbon emission data is added to the modes and routes

WhereIsMyTransport  started with collecting data of Cape Town and found great approval in  society and managers of the bus systems. Another data collection took  place in Gauteng. The platform has data from 21 cities in Africa


In most african cities informal run public transport is the only way to  get around. Data on the services is hardly available and if so, very  unreliable.


  • People can rely on given data to get around - Non-local residents can thus move around easily
  • The information provided by the available means of transport lays the foundation for the integration of other modes of transport

WhereIsMyTransport, London and Cape Town WhereIsMyTransport, London and Cape Town

Big Data
Public Transport

WWF South Africa
Transport and Urban Development Authority, Cape Town

African emerging cities





eHighway Hessen Electrification 2018-05-28

The German state of Hesse has build a new eHighway which will supply power for the electric drive of hybrid trucks along a 10km stretch of autobahn. German engineering company Siemens has been commissioned to build the overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on the A5 federal autobahn which runs close to Frankfurt Airport and the Darmstadt/Weiterstadt interchange. It is the first test of eHighway on a public highway in Germany as well as the first field trial of the eHighway concept which Siemens originally presented in 2012. Siemens is responsible for the planning, construction and maintenance of the system. The system is being built as part of the joint project “Electrified, innovative heavy freight transport on autobahns” (ELISA) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

  • 10 km-long highway with electrified wires overhead as part of the joint project “Electrified, innovative heavy freight transport on autobahns” (ELISA)
  • Trucks can connect with an intelligent pantograph which is the key innovation of the system
  • This allows the trucks to connect to the catenary system while travelling at 90km/h.

The Construction of the system demonstrates the feasibility of integrating overhead contact systems with a public highway. The system is in the test phase used for real transport networks, proving the practicality of climate-neutral freight transport in the urban region of Frankfurt. Installing ehighways creates economically viable solutions for climate-neutral freight transport by road. The technology is an already existing and feasible alternative to trucks operating with internal combustion engines. The eHighway is said to be twice as efficient compared to internal combustion engines. That not only means cutting energy consumption in half, but also significantly reducing local air pollution, however as the used trucks need drive to the start and end of the electrified highway, the vehicles are not fully electrified, but use hybrid technology.


  • Clima-neutral freight transport by road
  • Drastically cutting Energy consumption: a 40-ton truck running for 100,000km on an eHighway would realise €20,000 in reduced fuel costs, as claimed by Simens
  • significantly reducing local air pollution
  • Building on already existing public infrastructure and technology
    economically viable solution

Siemens Mobility

Smart freight

German state of Hesse
Hessen Mobil Construction

Pilot Test Phase on highway A5 in Hesse, Germany


Integrating E-Mobility into Last Mile and On-Demand -Service Electrification 2018-03-14


Mellowcabs are designed to provide an efficient taxi (on demand service)  and cargo delivery service (last mile). Mellowcabs operate in a radius  of three miles around the city center. Therefore they fill the gap in  commuting (e.g. between the bus stop and meeting venue). Cities are congested. If it is impossible to travel the  last mile by public transport or other means of transport offered in  the city, many   people continue using their car.
Mellowcabs are  electric vehicles for greener technology and clean air. For  developments in this matter, Mellocabs collaborated with the  Stellenbosch University for Research and Development.

  • An app allows passengers to see where the nearest cabs are
  • Transparency on the driver is given
  • Passenger get charged via the app
  • On-Board tablet computer to provide information and entertainment


Integration of the cabs with other public transport to contribute  towards the city’s overall transport plan and decrease the congestion in  city centers. First- and Last Mile concept. Integrating electro  mobility in a last mile concept is a good way to integrate green  technologies into taxi services since this kind of transportation  occupies a large part of the city. By using the very noticeable yellow small vehicles the recognition value is there and the possibility to cut through traffic.


Mico Mobility
Last Mile Concept 

Stellenbosch University for Research and Development

South Africa

Beeline Crowdsourced Bus Services Sharing 2018-05-29

Beeline is an demand-driven, shared micro-transit concept enabled by data analytics and mobile technology. Through the Beeline mobile app, commuters can pre-book more direct, private express bus services during peak periods. The initiative was introduced by GovTech and LTA in 2015, and over the course of one year, have worked with reliable bus operators and organisations to initiate new routes, serving commuters all across the island. There are currently 11 Beeline routes run by bus operator partners in Singapore.
Using the Beeline mobile app, commuters are able to book seats on the available bus routes in advance. Booking of seats offers predictability and assurance of a seat on the bus. The app comes with a tracking feature for passengers to track the bus on the day of the ride. Commuters can also suggest new routes on the app. The collated suggestions will allow bus operators to see where the areas with demand for new routes are.

  • Crowdsourced bus services app for mobile devices
  • Allows commuters to suggest new routes that other commuters can "hop" on
  • Travel routes are managed by a smart routing algorithm
  • Bus service provides regular updates on activated routes
  • Shared transit via private express bus operators across all Singapore
  • Discounts for frequent users: package ride of 5 times a week with 20% off

Based in Singapore, the demand-driven shared transit service aims to bring commuters directly to their destination with the help of mobile technology and analytics. The crowdsourced bus services app allows commuters to either suggest a route that other commuters can "hop" on if they're going to places around the same destination, or alternatively suggest a route to see if there are enough people who want to reach the same destination. As Beeline bus routes are adaptive; new routes are  constantly activated based on demand and existing routes may evolve over time.


  • Flexible commuting all across the island with provate express buses of different operators
  • Crowdsourcing enables demand-driven shared transit and suggestion of routes by users, thus very sufficient and sustainable service
  • fuss-free payment method via PayPal or Credit Card

Beeline Singapore Beeline Singapore

Smart travel
Mobility as a Service

local private bus operators


Chauffeur service of taxi platforms Sharing 2018-06-04


Blacklane is a platform that connects passengers with a network of licensed and insured professional drivers. Their all-inclusive rates are guaranteed at the time of booking and cover all taxes, fees, levies, tolls and tips. Blacklane's service combines 24/7 customer support with real-time service control. Passengers can plan a trip in seconds via the website or apps.

The intention was to offer an internationally networked and not too expensive chauffeur service.

The company does not have a fleet of vehicles, but cooperates with local chauffeur services. The price of the trip is calculated when booking a trip. In this way, an offer is made to the drivers. If this offer is not accepted by any driver within a few minutes, the price will be increased.


Blacklane went from providing their service from one city to more than 250 cities within five years and became a competitor of various local taxi companies or platforms.


  • By concentrating on international expansion the company was soon able to provide their services in many countries in Europe. By reorganizing company structures and following data e.g. on website traffic or country of residence the range extended to a global focus.
  • Providing a huge network of chauffeur services available for a big group of people


  • Booking via app or website
  • Vehicle class can be selected
  • Blacklane promises a waiting time of 15 minutes (1 hour for airport pickups)
  • The fleet consists of business class vehicles
  • Free cancellation up until 1 hour before one-way rides
  • It’s possible to book a driver for a whole day to hop on and off for meetings and leave the luggage inside the car. This way it’s possible to work in the vehicle

Blacklane, Berlin Blacklane, Berlin Blacklane, Berlin



RI Digital Ventures, B-to-V Partners, 88 investments GmbH, Car4you, Daimler, Alternative Strategic Investments (Alstin), Hertz, Groundspan, Expedia und Finnair, Carbon Footprint Ltd.

250+ cities in more than 50 countries around the world


Green Class E-Car SBB and BMW Sharing 2018-05-29

SBB and BMW-Electrocars launched a one year test phase with an E-Carsharing program combined with a first class train ticket. The name of the project is “Green Class E-Car”. The idea of the program is to facilitate the door to door mobility by using an E-Car to get to the train station and then taking the train. 140 subjects had the change to take part in this project. During the test phase the willingness of the subjects to use sustainable transport increased. The program offers a premium or comfort version.

Since 2000 the use of  motorized vehicles in  Switzerland increased by 32 percent till 2017. Green ClassE-Car has the potential to contribute to persuade commuters to use public transport and take part in sharing programs.


  • Less private car use
  • 70 percent of the subjects extended their contracts
  • Behaviourchange of users


  • The subjects catch their SBB DailyTracks mobility behaivour
  • ETH Zürich published in their research report a behavoiur change of the subjects
  • Based on the outcome of the feedback of the users and ETH Zürich the project of Green Class is being further developed


Train Subscription
Comfort -/premium Sharing

Pilot Test Phase in Switzerland

LESS Sharing to save money Sharing 2018-06-05

Less is a ride-sharing startup, which is mainly focused on commuters who regularly drive from A to B. Registered drivers will be matched with passengers travelling in the same direction. If the driver takes a passenger with him, he is paid for it financially.

The founder of LESS is Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, former CEO of French commerce marketing startup Criteo. The startup already managed to raise $ 19 million (provided by Index Ventures and Daphni).

  • Users receive between 10 and 15 cents per kilometer
  • App available for iOS and Android
  • The app uses GPS Data


  • Many cities are congested by traffic and people get stuck in traffic especially during rush hour
  • With low occupancy levels the sitution worsens


  • Having a higher occupancy level means less cars in the city
  • It’s cheaper and quicker to get from A to B
  • Cities are less congested by traffic


Sharing Economy
Big Data


Moovel Sharing 2019-01-08

Daimler AG

Mobility-as-a-Service, Sharing

Local public transport agencies, car2go, mytaxi, Nextbike, Deutsche Bahn and more

The moovel app compares the mobility offers of different providers in terms of price and duration and offers suitable mobility options. It allows to reserve, book and pay for different means of transport on the route. 

moovel has set itself the target of radically simplifying mobility in towns and cities. It is working on an operating system for urban mobility that offers access to suitable mobility options thus fostering intermodality and paves the way for a future with autonomous vehicles.

Moovel aims at transform cities by providing convenient and sustainable mobility solutions. By simplify urban mobility and encourage people to switch to shared mobility traffic jams can be avoided as well as a switch towards more sustainable forms of transportation.

Online Transportation Network Sharing 2018-03-14


ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd., operating under the trade name Ola, is an  Indian online transportation network company. It was founded as an  online cab aggregator in 2010 in Mumbai, but is now provides a range of  services, ranging from economic to luxury travel. The cabs are reserved  through a mobile app and the service accepts both cash and cashless  payments with Ola money. The company has expanded to a network of more  than 600,000 vehicles and commands 60% of the market share in India. In  November 2014 Ola started on-demand auto rickshaw service which is now  available in 73 cities across India. Bike Sharing is also offered in a  number of cities.

  • Online and app based services for car- and bike-sharing, taxi aggregation and car rental
  • Service range from economic to luxury travel
  • Live ride tracking
  • Available for Android and iPhone


The mobile and online service enables easy and safe travelling in cities  according to individual needs. As Ola provides many different services  in one application surface, it is easy to use. Combining car, rickshaw  and bike transport makes flexible mode change possible. Partnering with  local transport authorities and other taxi providers ensures smooth  booking processes. However, OlaCabs' technology came under criticism  regarding the security of its mobile app.


Increasing flexibility when travelling in cities due to mode change possibilities within one application service
Safe and Secure Rides due to verified drivers and an emergency alert button
Easy online booking and cashless payment

Olacabs ANI Tech. Pvt Ldt.

Taxi aggregator
On-demand travel
Car Sharing
Bike Sharing

Bangalore Geotagg

110 Cities in India and Australia

Permanent Parklets Sharing 2018-05-29

In a bold bid to change its urban landscape for good, Brazil’s biggest city São Paulo has given a green light to citizen proposals to transform car parking spots into perpetual park spaces. Parklets are public seating platforms that convert curbside parking spaces into vibrant community spaces. They are the product of a partnership between the city and local businesses, residents, or neighborhood associations. The project in Sao Paulo is part of a deliberate plan to make the traffic-busy city more pedestrian-friendly, some legal guidelines for the creation of parklets have thus been outlined. Anyone is able to put in a proposal to turn a parking spot into a park, provided they meet certain requirements, among them being the stipulation that they must always be public and free for anyone to use.

  • Parklets are public seating platforms with distinctive design
  • They  can incorporate seating, greenery, and/or bike racks and accommodate  unmet demand for public space on thriving neighborhood retail streets or  commercial areas
  • Parklets are the product of a partnership between the city and local businesses, residents, or neighborhood associations
  • The parklet phenomenon originating in San Francisco that has spread to many cities across the United States and the world

The parklet phenomenon originating in San Francisco that has spread to many cities across the United States and the world. Rather than the result of a business strategy however, such popularity of parklets also can be seen simply as an indicator of the health of a public space that puts people first by providing for comfort and interaction in a way that utilitarian sidewalks and a predominance of parked cars do not. In traffic-oriented cities, CO2 emissions harm the life qulity for inhabitants, so taking away car space for public green space is a step towards a more sustainable, healthy urban future.


  • public seating platforms convert curbside parking spaces into vibrant community spaces
  • Less cars in dense urban environments
  • Increasing air quality and social community life
  • The public is asked to shape the urban environment, which increases health, public responsibility and creativity
Municipality of Sao Paulo

Green City
Public Space
Pedestrian City

local communities and businesses

São Paulo (featured), many cities across the USA and the world

On Demand Service to Help People with Physical Disabilities Around Sharing 2018-03-14


Via delivered an end-to-end solution, including a customized rider app, the Via driver app, Via’s web-based dispatcher control center, and full training and support for Capital Metro staff. The goal was to upgrade the dial-a-ride service.
With the app it’s possible to hail a Pickup without organizing it 2 hours prior to the ride – as it was the case with the provided dial-a-ride-service.
By taking advantage of an already working technology the transport authority of Austin commissioned Via with designing an application.

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the public transit agency in Austin, Texas, operated a dial-a-ride service connecting riders to big-box retailers, a hospital, a retirement center, and housing developments. But the two-hour advanced booking requirement limited its appeal, inhibited ridership growth, and hindered efficiency.

Using a mobile app or by calling a dispatcher, Pickup riders are now able to travel anywhere at a few minutes’ notice in a dedicated, ADA-compliant Capital Metro bus, operated by an agency employee. Within just a few months, the Via-powered service improved vehicle utilization by over 50% and reduced Capital Metro’s cost per ride by nearly 40%. 

This service primarily addresses physically handicapped persons and operates in a Five-square-mile zone. It is available 6 days a week - between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Waiting time is up to 15 minutes -
During the pilot the service is free of charge.

Via Transportation

Ride Sharing
Physically Handicapped Mobility

Capital Metropolitan
Transportation Authority

Innovations Safety Issues by Offering Ride Sharing to Selected Users Sharing 2018-03-14


Raye7 is a mobile app for peer-to-peer car sharing in Cairo. Raye7  connects car drivers to decrease the motorisation and improve air  quality. By working with companies and communities rather than offering  it to the general public they overcame the biggest obstacle carpooling  companies can have which is taking a ride with strangers over an unsafe  carpooling app.
Target group are young professionals and university students.
Starting  off as an idea of two siblings Raye7 soon became an award-winning  company (including the 2nd best Mobile Startup at Mobile World Congress  2016).

  • The app supports Android, iOS and Web platforms
  • Alumni from a private  university, work colleagues or Facebook friends have many things in  common and can easily be verified online
  • Instead of registering for  trips in advance, Raye7 users get messages about current car sharing  possibilities sent to their smartphone
  • No financial transaction but a point system as payment (change into money or ride possible)
  • Travelers without cars pay for trips with points, which are charged to their mobile phone account


Traffic in Cairo is overly congested. At the same time the  infrastructure and the social environment especially safety issues are  big obstacle when thinking about new mobility solutions in Egypt.


Spending less time in the car people can be more productive and save money
After   experiencing ride sharing models in different countries the siblings   wanted to apply the lessons learned into Cairos traffic


Ride Sharing

Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC)


Ride Sharing Sharing 2018-06-04


Jump.In.Jump.Out; which is a Mumbai based Tech company is tackling this issue via a location based mobile application that connects passengers to vehicles. With JiJo, each vehicle can become a Shared Vehicle. The app is Real time & dynamic and figures out matching trips & notifies users automatically.

It allows people to jump in and out of any private, public or para-transit vehicle that is going towards their destination. The innovations in mobile peer-to-peer payments makes the financial transactions seamless.

The founder is also co-founder/trustee of the Mumbai Environmental Social Network (MESN) and a member of Mumbai Transport Forum.


Congestion and traffic snarls have become part of urban life. The problem is especially acute in developing countries, where lack of planning and weak infrastructure means people spend 2 to 3 hours daily commuting to work. The app aims to make sharing economy the norm as opposed to novelty.


  • Shift in mobility behavior and thus a more fun and easier car ride rather than standing in traffic jams all day
  • By belonging to a community it’s easier to get an overview of people working nearby
  • Push notifications make it easier to get information on rides quickly


  • Companies are welcome to use the app
  • The app detects the current location automatically
  • Users will be notified when a matching trip is created (push notifications)
  • Communities are created and consolidate private group of people staying & working in the same area
  • Available for Android

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Ride Sharing

RideAmigos Sharing 2019-01-17

Ride Amigos is a commute management platform, including ridematching, incentives and rewards, and automated trip logging.

City of Austin, City of Denver, UDOT, Municipality of Anchorage, SANDAG, MetroLinx, Gohio, multiple private employers

TripSpark Technologies Sharing 2018-12-07


TripSpark (the company) produces RidePro (the rideshare platform). The platform includes a multimodal rideshare matching feature, manages promotions and incentives, and a trip planner.

Atlanta Regional Commission, Georgia Commute Options, Upper Valley NH, NJDOT, City of Tucson

ViaVan On-demand Ridesharing Sharing 2018-05-28

ViaVan provides innovative on-demand shared transit services in Europe. The service was founded in 2017 as a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and Via.
Using our app for iPhone or Android, you can select your pick up and drop off, and we’ll do the rest. As we are a corner-to-corner service, we’ll pick you up at a nearby corner and then drop you off within a couple blocks of your requested destination. This helps us ensure that even with multiple pick ups, trip times are comparable to a taxi. Through their partnership, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Via are also collaborating on the development of advanced mobility solutions, from sensor technology, to electric vehicle fleet management, to autonomous driving.

  • App-based on-demand transit service
  • Selection of pick-up and drop-off via App
  • Short trip times within citiescomparable to a taxi
  • Private ride options available

ViaVan is an on-demand transit system that takes multiple passengers heading in the same direction and books them into a shared vehicle. Think of ViaVan as a bus that’s smart enough to come when you want it and where you want it.
Working closely with cities and public transit operators, ViaVan powers dynamic shared mobility services that complement existing transportation infrastructure.


  • On-demand urban transit in shared vehicles
  • Efficiency is increased by taking multiple passengers heading in the same direction and booking them into a shared vehicle
  • Enables passengers maximum flexibility
  • Cooperation with public authorities and transport operators increases the efficiency of dynamic urban mobility

ViaVan Daimer AG

Mobility as a Service

Daimler Ag
local transport authorities
public transport operators

Amsterdam, NL
Berlin, GER
London, UK


oBike Influencing Cycling in the City Sharing 2018-06-05

oBike was founded in Singapore as their first homegrown free-floating sharing system. Since then the company expanded quickly and has entered 11 new markets. As of September 2017 the app had already  1 million downloads.

In many cities, the mass of bicycles and parking spaces are becoming problematic as users often block paths. oBike is a global internet company focusing on innovation and state of the art station-less bike sharing technology.

  • Easy registration and rental process via smartphone
  • US $0.70 / 30 minutes and a deposit of US $35
  • Free-floating system


  • The last mile between stations and destinations is often not yet developped which often leads to long travel or favours the IMT
  • In large cities the fastest way of getting around is often the bike


  • one-way first- and last- mile commuting can be replaced by bicycles and is thus healthier for people to travel (+air pollution decreases)
  • Bicycle culture and the changing urban landscape have a positive influence on the quality of a city
  • Acceptance of the population can exert pressure to effect infrastructural changes
  • The free-floating system is easy for people to use and increases their mobility

oBike Asia Pte Ltd.

Bike Sharing
Big Data

Many Countries worldwide

All in One App - Grab Taxi Big Data 2018-05-15


Initiated in 2012, the Singapore-based technology company Grab (formerly Grab Taxi) has revolutionized mobility in eight countries around Southeast Asia: Grab provides a whole range of services, including Chauffered Taxi Services, Car Rental, Ride Hailing, as well as Food Delievery, School Drives and much more. This is all integrated into one App based logistics system, making it very easy for users to benefit from the services according to individual needs. In March 2018, the firm merged with Uber and keeps expanding steadily. It opens a new major development centre and office in in the United States, Seattle, serving as a tech hub. Grab also offers mobility trainings and smart business travel management options.

The integration of many different services related to urban mobility into one app makes smart travel easy for users. Theiunique business modle enables Grab to expand services and beyond, becoming the Uber of Southeast Asia.


  • smart mobility all in one App for Android and iPhone
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Easy payment
  • Expansion to the US to develop smart new mobility tech
Grab (former Grab Taxi)

Mobility as a Service
Big Data
Ride Hailing

China Investment Corporation
Didi Chuxing
Tiger Global

Local Transport Authorities

168 cities across eight countries in Southeast Asia


Bike Citizens Big Data 2018-03-29

Bike Citizen Graz

Big Data
Community Networking


City administrations

450 cities in over 30 countries

Bike Citizen encompasses of a multi-tool web- and App-based service aiming at digitalizing bicycle traffic in cities. In order to optimize cycling infrastructure, the online community service promotes urban cycling culture via OSM route navigation and, at the same time, collects the Bike Citizen members’ GPS-data. 

By analyzing the users’ cycling routes and bike-related preferences, the Bike Citizen Analytics tool enables evidence-based infrastructure simulation and planning strategy evaluation.

Bikecitizens Analytics

Cities need to optimize cycling infrastructure in order to promote non-motorized transport and get even the car lovers on board for sustainable transport. However, there is lack of data in oder to create appropriate bycicle infrastructure. Big data mapping will help in the future to plan evidence-based.

  • Combining smart cycling app services with hip community networking increases the willingness to share user-related data.
  • Integrating benefit schemes per cycled kilometer promotes bike-use by gamification and connects community members with local partners.
  • The App-based data collection is limited to the number of registered community members. Thus, the evaluation tool might only simulate city-wide optimization of bycicle infrastructure when a representative number of citizens uses the service.
  • An app allows users to navigate within cities
  • Bike Citizen Members join the community in order to use cycling route navigation and share insider tips
  • Logged-in BikeCitizens provide GPS-data
  • The BikeCitizen Analytics tool allows evidence-based infrastructure planning



Bike Sharing Behaviour in 460 different Cities Big Data 2018-03-15

Institute for Computer Science at the University of Vienna

Mobility Behaviour
Bike Sharing


460 different cities woldwide

The research project „Bike Sharing Atlas“ of the University of Vienna shows, how data visualization can help to understand and support bike sharing behaviour in 460 different cites of the world.
On the website of the research project you can find information about the bike rental stations and how many rental bikes and plots are available. You can see the course of filling levels in the overall average, of the last week and the last one and a half year. In addition you can find data from the weather, height profiles and activity values in the respective network on the website. A direction and navigation is integrated in the service.

  • The possibilities of the data analysis and data visualization can help to better understand mobility behaviour.
  • Users of services such as the „Bike Sharing Atlas“ should receive tangible data on bike sharing-networks to interact with them
  • The service can support urban development actors and stakeholders in the decision-making process.
  • With a better understanding of mobility behaviour and user knowledge bicycle paths and stations in cities can be optimized

The bike sharing atlas is the provisional result of the data visualization and analysis research project of the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Vienna
Most of the data which flows in the atlas is publicly available. Other data must be provided from partners – for instance the data of city bike Vienna is from the local partner Gewista (Gewista is Austria's number 1 in outdoor advertising)
The wheel fill levels at the stations are only measured every 15 minutes to limit the amount of data
Data is collected mainly through or directly via the websites of the providers



Using real-time open data to manage urban public transit Big Data 2018-03-21


Citymapper aims at optimizing multimodal urban transit by integrating  data for all urban modes of transport with an emphasis on public  transport. The underlying data is either derived from open datasets  provided by transport authorities, user-generated, or collected by local  employees. Citymapper operates by free mobile application and a desktop  website for many cities worldwide and also offers users a free mapping  tool. In September 2017, Citymapper launched its first Smartbus service in London’s East End.

  • The app allows users to travel within cities by combinig different modes of transportation, both private and public services.
  • Facebook members can use their existing account to log in.
  • Citymapper-users generate real-time data which helps optimizing the provided services.
  • The company broadens services by launching its own Smartbus in London, planning on integrating further modes soon.


The larger cities grow, the more complicated and time-taking gets  commuting. Citymapper has a mission: „Make cities easier to use“. By  integrating multiple datasets and partnering with transport authorities,  local car- and bike-sharing providers as well as social media  platforms, this one single application reinvents urban transit by  discovering smart ways of combinig different transport modes.


  • Combining user-generated and free open datasets to ensure high-quality travel information at any time.
  • Partnering with transport authorities and local providers ensures context-related best options for users.
  • The App-based service so far only operates in a number of selected cities, but the network is constantly growing.
Citymapper Limited, UK

Big Data
Real-time Routing

Cities across Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia



DAR City Navigator Big Data 2019-01-04

The DAR City Navigator is an real-time app for multimodal public transport in Dar es Salaam, which will be developed in the local language of Kiswahili until May 2019. 

The app is intended to ease the use of public transport by providing up to date information for the inhabitants of Dar es Salaam, especially women, elderly, youth, people with disabilities and other walks of life

In the first phase of the project the DAR City Navigator will provide information for the the use of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System in Dar es Salaam. Later it will include other modes of transport such as trains, taxis and daladalas.

The use of public transport is currently not plannable due to the lack of real time information.

The DAR City Navigator is one of the Global Urban Mobility Challenge projects of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI). 

Challenge Winner Representative
Dar Rapid Transit, Tanzania (DART Agency)

TUMI Partner
Institute for Transport & Development Policy (ITDP)

DiDi Provider for Ride Hailing Big Data 2018-03-29


DiDi is a mobile app that provides different services concerning ride  sharing. The most well-known service is taxi-hailing with integrated  big data approach for improvement in the service. Other service  include e.g. Express: world's largest affordable mobility network  providing individual and pooled rides across all income groups (Premier  for higher standards). DiDi Kuaidi started as a small startup  company with two different ideas (DiDi Dache and Kuaidi Dache). Later  they merged to become bigger. Today DiDi is a very well-known mobile  application in China and is able to keep up with Uber. The company aims  to improve smart transportation by having a research institute and a  wide research network.

  • Collaboration with leading companies to gain and provide knowlegde on areas including investment, products and technology
  • Statistics show that DiDi already has helped to reduce over a million car trips in 2015
  • Now DiDi's platform generates over 70TB worth of data daily
  • Currently  the company is building a cloud platform with integrate anonymized data  from sensors on vehicles, static information and real-time events from  roads and streets with DiDi's pick-up and drop-off data, trips and carry  capacity


  • Many Chinese urban environments are constantly congested
  • Taxi hailing services help to reduce the number of cars in cities
  • Service Provision can be very luctrative
  • DiDi  Chuxing now also started a research department on Artificial  Intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving.They plan on building their own  charging infrastructure for electric cars.


  • Launched in 2015, the ride hailing app provider had to compete  against the service provider Uber, who have recently transferred their  business to DiDi
  • The biggest successor was to merge with Kuaidi and other backers to form a strong counterpart
DiDi Chuxing, Beijing and Hangzhou (China) DiDi Chuxing, Beijing and Hangzhou (China) DiDi Chuxing, Beijing and Hangzhou (China) DiDi Chuxing, Beijing and Hangzhou (China) DiDi Chuxing, Beijng and Hangzhou

Sharing Economy
Ride Sharing


400+ cities in China



Emptytrips Filling Spaces to Places Big Data 2018-03-29


EmptyTrips is an online trip exchange using smart technology to match  & connect spare capacity on a truck, train, plane or ship to those  requiring goods transported! The space is a offered at a discounted  competitive rate. The company can save fees and empty trips and the  customer pays less for transport.

The platform caters for all  forms of road, sea and air general goods in transit (excluding  passengers and specified items). By shifting the focus from hard  infrastructure to using technology the company was able to reduce  congestion.

  • Customers need to register on the website first
  • Customers can offer, find or request an empty trip
  • Empty trips on trucks are filled by algorithms
  • The transporters can bid for cargo needing to be moved and shippers can get competitive open bids


The original concept originated from the need identified to reduce the  empty space on large trucks returning from major cities in South Africa.


The platform creates accessibility for individuals and companies to use  existing logistics networks and benefit from reduced transport costs. At  the same time, logistics service providers are supported with the  possibility of reducing vacant space, achieving savings and developing  new sources of income.

Empty Trips Pty Ltd, South Africa Empty Trips Pty Ltd, South Africa Empty Trips Pty Ltd, South Africa Empty Trips Pty Ltd. South Africa

Big Data
Freight / Logistics
Transport Marketplace

FromSouth Africa to the world



Fileradar Big Data 2018-05-28

The Dutch firm Fileradar uses a dynamic mapping backend to assimilate any type of geographic data and provides in depth road traffic analytics for past, present and future conditions. Artificial intelligence and machine learning enable forecasting near future scenarios. Fileradar won Kapsch's Factory1 accelerator program in May 2017 to deliver traffic prediction solution for the Madrid Traffic Centre. The firm developed a multi-modal traffic flow model, called “CityHeartbeat”. The scalable model uses mobile and online data to reflect real-life and real-time scenarios, visualized on responsive maps. The analytics provide information as well as recommendations to improve and adjust short term traffic conditions, traffic speed, signals and traffic lights or PT time tables.

  • Dynamic mapping backend Dantesoftware
  • Using OpenStreetMap data
  • Presentation of dynamic and static datasets on a visualization platform
  • Prediction algorithm enables future traffic forecasts, using multiple pre-configured sets

The Fileradar model can be used for strategic mobility decisions. Currently they are working on pilot projects in cities applying the model, e.g. the Adaptive Flow Management (AFM) for the Maastunnel. In order to make urban transport more sustainable, this tool will help to make planning more effective.


  • Evidence-based traffic planning
  • Promoting sustainable mobility by making planning easier
  • Identifying areas for multi-modal mobility growth
Fileradar Amsterdam

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Traffic Planning
GIS Software

TU Delft
highways england

and may more

Freight Operations Information System Big Data 2019-01-08

Ministry of Railways, Govt. Of India Ministry of Railways, Govt. Of India

Big Data

CRIS (Centre for Railway Information System)


FOIS began as an application to track and monitor the movement of wagons, locomotives and unit trains. Now it is a complete management module for freight trains handling the billing and revenue collections as well. It has played a major role in the improved wagon productivity on Indian Railways and the objective is to use the information to further improve productivity, customer service and thus meet the needs of a rapidly growing economy.

The Indian Railways carries nearly 1079 million tonnes of freight in a year. This translates to about 5000 freight trains daily. The commodities carried by the freight trains are very diverse in type. There are specialized wagons to handle the transportation needs of the different types of commodities. Unlike passenger carrying trains, freight trains do not run to a fixed schedule, thus making freight operations a highly information intensive activity. Based on this information managers make allocation decisions continually to dynamically optimize utilization of resources like wagons, locomotives, crew and paths on the network.

Real time information allows good decision making and thus ensures high levels of mobility within the system

Jungle Bus Big Data 2018-04-06


Jungle Bus is a tool that has been created in a collaboration with  different cities to help mapping the transport system in Accra. The  project is called Accra Mobility and ran in summer 2017. It's  based on the Nicaraguan successful Mapanica project that produced the  first Transport map of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. It's the first  transport map of central America. The network of 320 local  minibus lines, called "Trotro", was surveyed by 9 local OpenStreetMap  contributors, trained by Jungle Bus.

  • Open Data is coming from Open Street Map
  • The app is available in French, English, Spanish, German, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Chinese
  • Provides additional details for sites already collected in the field (via Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger)

The tools produced by Jungle  Bus enable a small team to provide city-wide public transit data  quality. The challenge is to create a common platform on which key players can work together: public administrations, transport operators,  start-ups, civil society.


60% of the cities in the world don‘t have any information on PT  available for the public. People use informal or semi-formal run public  transport without really having a full overview of the possibilities.  Without knowing that it‘s difficult to rely on the system and for other  modes of transport to be implemented.


  • A tool thats transferrable to other cities could help the big  part that still do not have a reasonable roadmap with information on  Public Transport
  • By spreading knowledge about the running system in a city it‘s possible to change behaviour and thinking of people
Jungle Bus association

Public Transport

Accra, Ghana

Digital Matatus continues to collect and update data on matatu routes in Nairobi and is beginning projects elsewhere.

Shenzen Smart Mobility Big Data 2018-03-15


Using an AI-enhanced city-wide video network, the Traffic Brain system  in Shenzen can analyse the flow of traffic on the city’s busiest roads,  adjusting traffic lights, helping civil planners or alerting police  where appropriate.
The Traffic Brain and its successors have the potential to significantly improve commutes and make everyday driving safer.
The  Traffic Police Bureau of Shenzen collaborates with Huawei and deepened  their cooperation by jointly exploring a more efficient and intelligent  traffic management technology architecture.

Five Significant Areas for the Exploration and Use of the ‘City-wide Traffic Brain’:

1.Ultra-broadband traffic network (Shenzhen network carries about 40 times the data of a traditional police network)
2.Full awareness of city-wide traffic (by monitoring)
3.AI-assisted law enforcement
4.Big Data improves crime fighting efficiency (time improvement)
5.Improved travel experience (innovative technologies to improve citizens’ driving experience)


Shenzen is the city in China with the highest vehicle density in China.  As a result, the conflict between people, vehicles, and roads was an  increasing problem that ended in unregulated traffic and unsafe driving.


  • By relying on the most powerful city-wide traffic brain, Big Data, and  innovative ICT measures, Shenzhen will be able to build an even more  robust traffic network
  • making city streets safer as the metropolis continues to grow
  • the analysis of traffic data makes it possible to deliver more high-quality and efficient traffic services for citizens
  • People spend less time waiting at empty intersections or stuck in traffic
Shenzen Traffic Police Bureau

Smart Mobility



Visualization of cycling and pedestrian behaviour Big Data 2018-03-21


Strava Metro is data on aggregated, anonymized cyclist and pedestrian activity including popular or avoided routes, peak commute times, intersection crossing times, and origin/destination zones displayed in a map.

With the data Strava Metro works together with governmental institutions such as departments of transportation to improve the local infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Strava Metro launched and first released to Oregon DOT in 2014. It started as a Geo Team at the leading online cycling and running community served by an app called Strava.

  • In learning more about the city and the local bicycle and pedestrian culture the government gains new insight on preferred cycling routes and characteristics of dangerous intersections and is able to adapt and improve the infrastructure.
  • With this tool it‘s possible to measure behaviour change and act on it as a municipality
  • Data is processed with GIS software and visualized by a web data visualization tool
  • Key features: Streets (minute-by-minute activity counts across the entire network), Origin/Destination (understanding activity starting and ending points), intersections (Activity counts and wait times at every intersection)
  • Data is anonymized
Strava Metro, San Francisco

Big Data

Local Transport Authorities

70+ cities worldwide

Strava Metro Melbourne

London Cycling Heatmap
Source: Youtube

Traffic Planning tool for Cities Big Data 2018-03-21


UBER introduced Movement: a website that uses UBER data to help urban planners making informed decisions about cities. The  new service uses information on the billions of rides UBER has  completed. UBER trips occur all over cities, so by analyzing a lot of  trips over time, UBER can reliably estimate how long it takes to get  from one area to another. Since UBER is available 24/7, they can compare  travel conditions across different times of day, days of the week, or  months of the year—and how travel times are impacted by big events, road  closures or other things happening in a city. They have seen how more  access to transportation and the use of private cars for public good can  change both, where and how people live for the better.

  • Movement data is anonymized and aggregated into the same types  of geographic zones that transportation planners use to evaluate which  parts of cities need expanded infrastructure, like Census Tracts and  Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZs).
  • It's free, open to anybody who  wants to use it—today that's limited to select planning agencies and  researchers—and lets users track car travel times between any two points  in a city at any time of the day.
  • UBER will be inviting  planning agencies and researchers to access their data and explore  zone-to-zone travel times, and will soon make the website freely  available to the public.


  • Local leaders, urban planners, and civic communities of cities  are all working on cracking their city’s commute and figure out the best  way to invest in new infrastructure.
  • UBER is used in more than 450 cities worldwide and has a huge number of data and knowledge about this cities.
  • Localities often don't have the resources to get that information themselves.


  • Movement is a website that uses UBERS’s data to help urban planners make informed decisions about cities.
  • Understanding city behaviour with UBER service and user generated data.

Uber, San Francisco

Urban Planning

Manila, Melbourne, Washington D.C.
More cities to come

Ultimately it will include data for every city where UBER is available, going back to early 2016.



WebCAT Big Data 2018-05-28

WebCAT provides information on London's transport system to the professional planning community and is provided by the official Transport for London (TfL). This connectivity assessment toolkit allows planners to measure public transport access levels (PTAL) and to produce travel time reports and statistics. The toolkit contains two ways of measuring transport connectivity: PTAL assesses connectivity (level of access) to the transport network, combining walk time to the public transport network with service wait times. PTALs can be viewed for the whole of London or for individual locations, in both the current (base) and future transport networks. Time Mapping analysis (TIM) assesses connectivity through the transport network or, in other words, how far a traveller can go expressed as a series of travel time catchments.

The Web-based Connectivity Assessment Toolkit by Transport for London provides the professional planning community with information on all transport activities in London of the past, today and for the future. They also give a hand a glossary of all terms as well as a toolkit guideline. Measuring the PT access levels and connectivity (TIM) allows users not only to produce travel time reports and statistics of mobility-related activities, but also to view statistics (for example, population, jobs or services) associated with the travel time bands displayed on the map and compare different scenarios.


  • WebCAT provides information on London's transport system to the professional planning community
  • Enables planners to calculate with present and future traffic scenarios
  • Integration of Public Transport in urban planning activities
  • Better connectivity and accessibility Levels

Transport for London (TfL) Transport for London (TfL) Transport for London (TfL)

Big Data
Urban Planning

City of London

London, UK

Analysis of pedestrian flows at mobility hubs Big Data 2018-03-16

accu:rate Institute for crowd simulations


TU Munich
engineering for fire protection GmbH
Habegger Group


accu:rate is an institute for crowd simulation and is specialized in simulating the dynamics of movement of people through a computer software. crowd:it is a software package for microscopic agent-based simulation and analysis of people.
Addressed are fire protection experts, event organizers, investors and operators of big building units.
On a concrete object a maximum number of visitors is determined. The evacuation of a large number of people can be simulated, based on recorded environmental parameters vulnerability will be revealed and escape times will be calculated.
For a simulation of people in motion age range, movement restrictions, group dynamics, local knowledge and other indicators are considered.

  • crowd:it shows how people move in an emergency and offers a clear advantage over conventional methods based on building regulations and static calculation
  • It supports customers in projects with escape analysis, capacity analysis and in the examination of spatial concepts, escape routes or in scheduling.
  • Simulations of pedestrian flows provide support for the planning process of construction projects (e.g. train stations) and in identifying and avoiding bottlenecks and risks
  • It is possible to identify cost-efficient and quickly whether and how fast people at airports or train stations reach their destinations.
  • To present complex interactions in such a fast way distinguishes accu:rate from other methods.
  • The simulation is fast adaptable and versatile. For setting up a new software the accu:rate map data is required.
  • For working with crowd:it accu:rate offers introductory seminars in Munich or in the office of their clients
  • The license can be purchased monthly starting at the price of 200 € per month


easy.GO Big Data 2018-04-06

TAF mobile GmbH, Jena TAF mobile GmbH Jena


  • DB Regio Südost
  • German Transportation Companies
  • Transit Alliances (Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund GmbH, Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg GmbH, Magdeburger Regionalverkehrsverbund GmbH, Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH)

Central Germany

The mobile app easy.GO combines ticketing, public transport options, information and other mobility services. The program uses open data provided by the public transport. By offering this service the company supports the digital transformation in public transport and contributes as an important part to the electronic ticketing management in Germany.

Users can find the best travel connection, locate the nearest bus stop, check current departure times, view points of interest such as restaurants or sightseeing attractions, search for car and bike sharing stations, buy the right ticket without cash and download it directly to their mobile phone, and receive live fault reports.

The easy. GO App received the German Mobility Award 2016.

In many regions, each region or city has several traffic apps (train, car or bike sharing) and different payment procedures which quickly leads to a big confusion of the user. The comfort of knowing what to do when travelling with your own car can be a controlling factor in favour of car traffic.

  • Simple overview of the available modes of transport and only one payment process. Furthermore the app combines diverse information that makes traveling easier
  • Promoting public transport and other modes of transport because it makes the door-to-door navigation easier
  • Using and downloading the app is free of charge
  • Payment is made via mobile phone bill or the customer's corresponding prepaid account
  • Available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Web-App
  • Accessibility for seniors and visually impaired people through special functions



here WeGo. Mobility-On-Demand Toolkit Big Data 2018-03-29

HERE Global B.V


Daimler Car2Go
Lonley Planet

  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe

Here introduced a new toolkit, with which developers of on-demand-services can integrate very fast location based data to their apps. This makes new features possible and available. Apps, which are developed with the toolkit, have a uniform visualization of maps over different device categories. Pick-up or delivery points can be localized precise. Location based data notifications can be supported, too. Furthermore these apps deliver traffic-related navigation, pedestrian guidance and even more current information on estimated times of arrivals.



Here Mobility-On-Demand supports a consistent development („end-to-end“) and includes Here Geocoder, Here Isoline Routing, Here Matrix Routing and the Here Mobile SDK (Sofware Development Kit).

The German city Hamburg and Here Technologies want to exchange their traffic data. Common goal: Support sustainable mobility, to increase traffic security and to reduce emissions like noise and pollutants with a better traffic flow. Therefore Hamburg and Here will cooperate in different fields of action and common projects.

  • Traffic jams, constructions, erroneous addresses mean big challenges for on-demand-services, where even few minutes can be critical
  • Location specific data help e.g. app developers and can produce problem-oriented solutions for big challenges of the market
  • The toolkit offers on-demand-services location specific data, real time traffic data and the optimal routes for their services
  • Here supports on-demand-services to identify the optimal routes and times
  • The toolkit supports services like e-hailing, carpooling, food and package deliveries and on-demand-services
  • Users can build their own navigation solutions or can link the navigation app of Here; the latter is easier
  • Here offers developers a free trial access of 90 days
  • Here is already being used from on-demand-service providers in different countries, like from Grab, a plattorm provider of ride-hailing in South East Asia, the ride-sharing provider Volt in Istanbul or Locali, a start-up for ride-sharing in Australia
  • As next step here wants to commercialize the toolkit as an end-to-end solution, which is also working with/at higher complexity



Empowering Commuters to make Smart Travel Decisions Big Data 2018-03-14


Ma3Route is a mobile, web, and SMS platform that crowd-sources for  transport data and provides users with information on traffic, minibus  directions, and driving reports. Ma3Route simply means Matatu Route.  Matatu refers to public transport minibuses in Nairobi. It aims to make  traveling easier in developing countries by democratizing timely  transport information. The platform also hopes to bring sanity to the  roads and inform city planning and transport regulation in emerging  economies through the provision of transport data and trend analysis.

  • Using smartphones and GPS units, researchers follow Nairobi’s thousands  of minibuses (matatu), assembling a database of the most predictable  routes. 
  • The collected data from the the Digital Matatuus Project is available for Ma3Route users. Users can access the database as well as live traffic information online and via text message


Crowdsourcing enables users to access real-time traffic information and  minibus routes. As the majority of road users in Kenya have low-end  smartphones, the SMS service is very useful. Accessing information about  road congestion and traffic jams enables users to base their travel  decisions on the actual traffic situation and thus travel easier and  quicker. The service is so far only available in Nairobi Area, Kenya.


  • App based and SMS service for accessing long-term and real-time traffic information makes travelling easier
  • Changes travel behaviour by informing users about traffic jams and road congestions


Smart Travel

Transport Authorities
Toyota Kenya
Chloride Exide

Nairobi Area

whim Big Data 2018-06-05


The concept of whim is all about MaaS (Mobility as a Service). The smartphone app incorporates for as many means of transport – such as PT, taxis, car- and bike-sharing systems - as possible, all to be controlled via the smartphone with whim.

With the vision of a Netflix for the transportation sector, the start-up company was founded. "The idea of owning your own car is to have access to it at all times and to be able to drive away easily - we extend this freedom to all means of transport."

Having too many options (public transport and alternativ modes of transport)  to choose from and many different registration and payment methods, it is often easier to use the private vehicle. whim however tries to make multimodality user-friendly and easy.


  • People are liberated from timetables, fixed routes, parking worries and the high costs of owning a car
  • Owning a car becomes unimportant, as the MaaS system allows individual and flexible travel
  • Seamless travel

•By purchasing a flatrate on mobility options the app provides the best way to get from A to B and includes real time information on delays

•Flatrate includes a monthly subscription or can be paid as an individual journey

MaaS Global Ltd., Helsinki (Finland) MaaS Global Ltd. (Helsinki, Finland)

Big Data
Public Transport

  • Whim started a testing period in Helsinki Region in 2016
  • Whim will be launched in West Midlands, UK in 2017

SOHJOA Bus Project Automation 2018-03-15


During the summer of 2016, self-driving last-mile buses were launched on  the streets in Finland in order to find responses to the multiple urban  mobility challenges. The project (SOHJOA-6Aika) is part of a Finnish  cities’ collaborative 6Aika-project family  funded by European Structural Fund. The pilot resumed the streets of  Tampere in May, in June the buses started running in Helsinki and in  autumn of 2017 operating moved back to Otaniemi in Espoo. SOHJOA aims to set Finland in the fast lane of the development of  automated road transport systems.

  • cost effective, energy efficient, small electric buses
  • can transport up to nine people
  • travel 7 miles per hour


  • The amount of urban traffic is very high in most cities, hence managing the demand can make the mobility more efficient. 
  • The last mile between mobility hub and destination is often still poorly developed and makes people turn to private cars.
  • On-demand service offers flexible mobility options


  • The vehicles provide first mile and last mile transportation.
  • The system enables flexible transit.
  • It will help people leave their cars outside cities.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Automated Driving

Cities of Finland

Source: Youtube



Skytrain Bangkok BTS Automation 2018-05-15


The Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) is based on the implementation of a Skytrain. The Skytrain is built on stilts which run, which enables to transport people from A to B while hovering over the crowded city center. Currently the system works on two different lines – the Silom line runs from west to south, between the National Stadium in the Siam shopping area and Bang Wa in Thonburi. In contrast, the Sukhumvit line runs from north to east (Mo Chit to Bearing).


The Skytrain is a crucial solution to release the daily pressure of road traffic within the city center. This way more commuters can travel by public transport, which helps to reduce the city’s emissions.

Bangkok BTS

Public Transport
Rapid Transit

Transport Authority Bangkok

Bangkok City, Thailand

First autonomous vehicle in German road traffic Automation 2018-03-15

Deutsche Bahn Connect GmbH, Frankfurt

Autonomous Driving

Bad Birnbach, Germany

Under the name ioki, Deutsche Bahn has launched a brand that has developed autonomous buses. These have been in use on public roads since 25 October 2017. The company is trying to gain experience through this several years of testing autonomous minibuses, but also to expand the technology and test customer acceptance.

The area of operation is situated in a rural environment in Bavaria, services are being used by the local population.

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The last mile between mobility hub and destination is often still poorly developed and makes people turn to private cars. ioki enables peaople to stay connected even if there is a lack of service connection between Public Transport networks or different travel modes.

  • Road and rail will be more closely networked
  • ioki enables individual mobility in rural and poorly developed areas
  • Public transport will be subsidized – and lowers IMT
  • accessible and flexible travel for all
  • Transport is provided for six persons per ride at a speed of 15 km/h
  • Busses are barrier-free
  • Localization and object perception e. g. by laser sensors, cameras and GPS
  • The shuttle follows the route, which is automated as if on virtual tracks, and which has been integrated into the on-board computer via laser scanner.



Collecting data and gaining knowledge by testing autonomous vehicles on public roads Automation 2018-03-15


NuTonomy is an MIT spin-off technology start-up company founded in 2013,  which produces software for the construction of self-driving cars. In  August 2016, they started their robo-taxi service in Singapore as a  pilot phase. The company partnered with numerous partners to be  provided with autonomous vehicles and to start the robo-taxi service (by  partnering with Lyft). nuTonomy is the first private company that has  been approved by the Singapore authority.
By 2019 nuTonomy plans on providing their service officially.

  • Renault Zoe or Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicle specially configurated for autonomous driving
  • Singapore residents can use the nuTonomy ride-hailing smartphone app to book a ride
  • In the pilot phase the rides are for free
  • A nuTonomy employee will accompany passengers in the car to ensure that everything works


Testing and working on autonomous projects in theory and cars is one  thing. Testing them on the road and gaining important data to develop  those projects and enhance vehicles or infrastructure is another. So far  there are few examples that were able to test their ideas on the road.


  • By testing the vehicles the company is able to collect data  related to software system performance, vehicle routing efficiency,  vehicle booking process and the overall passenger experience.
  • With the permission of Singapore's traffic authority, the project was cleared of obstacles and paved the way.

nuTonomy, Singapore

Autonomous Driving


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