DB New Mobility
DB New Mobility groups together DB Group’s range of new mobility solutions. These include the offers from ioki, Mobimeo and CleverShuttle and the productse Call a Bike, Flinkster, Bonvoyo and Curbside Management from DB Connect.
The DB New Mobility ecosystem is working together to make local public transport more attractive and addresses public-sector bodies such as municipalities and transport associations, as well as B2B customers, with its integrated range of services.
- In the first half of 2022, CleverShuttle started six on-demand transport services in Aschaffenburg, Neustadt an der Donau, Rosenheim, Dresden, Kassel and Hanau. In addition, CleverShuttle was instructed by Kreisverkehrsgesellschaft Offenbach mbH (kvgOF) to expand the operation of the Hopper on-demand transport service. From autumn 2022, the service is to be extended to six new municipalities in the Offenbach district. With over 40 vehicles, expanding the Hopper will make it the largest public passenger transport-integrated on-demand service in Germany.
- ioki was able to further increase its position as a trailblazer for digital needs-based mobility and mobility analyses. On-demand transport services with the ioki software received the German Transport Transition Award 2022 from Allianz pro Schiene e. V. (Pro-Rail Alliance) in the first half of 2022 and were awarded the Reallabore 2022 innovation prize as part of the Reallabor Hamburg (RealLabHH) research project. The most important project launches in 2022 so far include the start of the city shuttle in Aschaffenburg, a new autonomous on-demand service in Bad Birnbach, and joint services in Neustadt an der Donau and Chiemgau with the DB subsidiaries DB Regional Bus and CleverShuttle.
- As a technology partner of the industry initiative Mobility inside (Mi), Mobimeo is developing the front end of the Mi white-label apps. For the first six participating transport associations, the apps, which connect public transport across regions, were successfully launched on the market in spring 2022. At the same time, the DB Streckenagent (route agent) app was relaunched by DB Regional based on Mobimeo’s Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform. It offers easy access to real-time information in public passenger transport across Germany.
- Curbside Cockpit, a software application from DB Connect and DB Systel, helps to connect local transport and sharing services more efficiently. To do this, designated parking areas are digitally regulated, promoting the correct parking of mobility services. GPS data and structured mobility zones help municipalities and cities to give mobility providers and users a better location-based overview of sharing services. Curbside Cockpit has been operated as a pilot project since November 2021 at the Stuttgart-Vaihingen station as a mobility hub. Further DB Connect services: Bonvoyo and HVV will continue the cooperation in 2022 after the successful completion of Reallabor Hamburg with the goal of making the mobility budget the travel companion of all employees in Hamburg. Flinkster, the largest station-based car-sharing network in Germany, was given the award for the best online portal in Germany in 2022 by the German Institute for Service Quality and the n-tv news channel.