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One app will soon offer every available mode of transport in Berlin

Posted: 19 February 2019 | | No comments yet

This is the first time that a European city the size of Berlin deeply integrates an entire mobility network, spanning across public and private operators.

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Trafi and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) have announced their plan to launch a new application called Jelbi, which will include all types of available transport in Berlin.

The app will include the entire public transportation system: scooters, bikes, ride-hailing and car-sharing, as well as traditional taxis. This means app-jumping will no longer be necessary as all mobility modes will be integrated and accessible.

Planning, booking and consuming is all part of the Jelbi app. For the launch in summer 2019, 10-15 private providers will be integrated. The service is being continuously extended to include more options and will be available on both iOS and Android.

“Ninety years ago, the founding idea for BVG was to offer an easy access to mobility: one ticket for all different services. Thanks to new innovation we are now realising this idea with a solution fit for the 21st century. With one single app you can easily plan and purchase your journey, no matter what type of transport you prefer. Based on Trafi’s technology platform, we are able to once again offer a single and fully encompassing mobility solution for the people of Berlin,” said Dr. Henrik Haenecke, Management Board Finances, Digitization and Sales​ at BVG.

Trafi’s technology suite makes it easy to connect different types of mobility in a city. From real-time routing and user analytics, to purchase and personalisation, whitelabel solutions for both private and public companies are available.

“The partnership between Trafi and BVG represents a bridge between traditional and innovative mobility solutions. In Berlin, we are now spearheading how transport providers and cities can run their mobility network with innovative technology. Trafi has been able to build a tailor-made application in record time and together with BVG, we are proud to launch a service representing the future of mobility ​now​,” said Christof Schminke, Managing Director Germany at Trafi.

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