Voi integrates scooter services with Düsseldorf MaaS app, Redy

Posted: 1 March 2022 | | No comments yet

In order to support the high demand for flexible, on-demand and multimodal mobility in Düsseldorf, Voi Technology has integrated its e-scooters in the city’s new MaaS app, launched by Rheinbahn.

Voi integrates scooters services with Düsseldorf’s mobility app Redy

Following its launch in Düsseldorf in 2021, Voi Technology has announced that its e-scooters are now available on Redy, Düsseldorf’s new Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) app. The micro-mobility operator has been working on this vision together with the city’s public transport operator, Rheinbahn.

With the mobility app Redy, the public transport operator has launched a modern MaaS platform that links public transport services with those of other providers. In the app, riders can buy bus and train tickets, but also book bikes, e-scooters, taxis and shared cars – without having to access other apps or websites.

Over the last few months, the capital of Germany’s most densely populated federal state, North-Rhine Westfalia, has shown a very high demand for flexible, on-demand mobility, which the sharing platform enables, with nearly 1.2 million rides having been made on Voi scooters.

Jasmin Rimmele, Transport Partnership Manager at Voi, said: “58 per cent of our rides in Düsseldorf are intermodal – meaning that they start or end close to public transport stations.”

As a first- and last-mile solution, the potential of e-scooters has increased even further, particularly when they are combined with public transport. The ease of access, especially of booking processes, plays a significant role in this regard. Apps that provide customers with an interactive map that displays both public transport stations, as well as available scooters nearby, enable a new form of mobility by arranging city travel smartly and efficiently.

The project has been funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) as part of the ‘Digitalisation of local transport systems’ funding guideline and implemented by Rheinbahn, together with the Aachen-based company Better Mobility. Over the course of the next few years, the platform will be continuously expanded as more mobility services are integrated over time.