Berlin will soon have a single app to bring together various transport services within the city, thus taking an important step towards the provision of mobility as a service (MaaS).
Berlin is already home to a number of sustainable transport projects, many of which aim to deliver its ambitious cycling development goals. Berlin will soon add another aspect to its innovative sustainable transport portfolio: the German capital will see the full integration of public and private mobility services united in a single MaaS application.
The service, called Jelbi, will integrate public and private mobility options covering the full range of multimodal mobility choices. It will embrace public transport, bike sharing, scooter sharing, car sharing and ride hailing, as well as traditional taxi services. Users will be able to plan, book and pay for their choices all within a single mobile phone app.
Jelbi is the product of cooperation between the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (Berlin Transport Companies) and Trafi, a technology platform for mobility. While Jelbi will run under the flag of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe, the technology is driven by Trafi. The new MaaS service aims to start in summer 2019 and will integrate the service offerings of 10 to 15 private providers that currently operate in Berlin. Versions of Jelbi will be available for both iOS and Android.
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First published by FLEETEUROPE at 5th of March 2019