The mobility world is currently developing very dynamically. Besides cabs and car-sharing vehicles, private driving service providers are increasingly visible in our cities with rental cars or transport services. In addition to the classic rental bicycles, pedelecs, electrically operated car sharing fleets, ride pooling vehicles, as well as electric scooters (kickscooters) are running on the streets. More and more mobility stations are being set up where various mobility providers position their vehicles, including the necessary infrastructure such as bicycle boxes and charging facilities.
The increasing networking of transport services to form intermodal route chains is being promoted by integrating different mobility providers with various modes of transport on mobility platforms. This concept is known as Mobility as a Service (MaaS). It combines a seamless and user-oriented mobility offer in real time and according to personal preferences. The app-based concept allows booking, payment and information very simple and userfriendly. An increase in using this kind of mobilty offers is expected. Fully automated mobility services are expected to generate additional demand, especially in rural areas.
We work on the research and testing of new and further developed mobility offers, develop concepts for intermodal links and evaluate their effects on transport and the environment. For this purpose, we are further developing our software solutions.