“The transformation of mobility is taking place. Public transport will further expand its vital role. With the help of mobility platforms, transport companies are mastering the challenges of digitalization. In the future, they will be able to offer their passengers mobility with all modes of public transport within a region, simply and digitally via app. In this way, they are making the much-needed mobility transformation attractive,” says Peter Lorenz, Senior Vice President Digital Solutions at T-Systems International.
The app for smartphones is a white-label mobility app which provides route calculation from starting point to destination, booking and payment – all from a unified source. Local public transport, cabs, rental bikes, car sharing and navigation for walking routes complement each other smoothly. GeoMobile’s check-in/be-out procedure turns the cell phone into a ticket. All it takes to check in to the vehicle is a swipe of the smartphone. The system registers when the user then leaves the vehicle. Communication modules can be retrofitted into vehicles and selectively along travel routes, to enable barrier-free travel assistance. They also improve operational processes via associated IT applications. For example, vehicle data can be transmitted for fleet management purposes, such as tank and battery levels or engine speed. The solution offers a programming interface for easy integration of the functions into existing public transport apps. The Mobility Data Cloud bundles all data and seamlessly links the mobility platform with control centers, third-party systems, and information and payment systems. It records vehicle utilization and provides relevant services for mobility management/traffic control in an online portal.