Mobility is in transition. Young and urban people in particular are increasingly demanding more flexible mobility services and options, rejecting the idea of fixed timetables, stations, and subscriptions. Shared, on-demand, micro- and multimodal mobility is on the rise. New mobility operators enter the scene, disrupting the industry with new forms of mobility and business models. And traditional public transport operators are trying to find the right balance between providing a public service for all and operating economically and efficiently.

Both old and new mobility service providers are facing the challenge of finding their place in existing and future transport systems. Advanced traffic models and simulations can help them create a viable and successful business model and to develop the right strategies.

  • Test different scenarios and assumptions with a model that covers all modes and traffic data
  • Analyze demand and adapt the network, fleet, and timetables
  • Find the best locations for shared vehicles, stations, charging stations and transfer hubs
  • Calculate how many vehicles a fleet needs to meet the demand and to operate economically
  • Evaluate delays and travel times from the passenger's perspective

Evaluating network and service

Is the tram network in need of extension? Where should bike-sharing stations be placed? And how many vehicles are needed for the launch of an on-demand service? Questions like these can be answered by using a traffic modelling software. A demand analysis helps identify white spots and oversupply. And simulations help compare different scenarios, considering a range of factors, such as travel times, delays and legal regulations.

Location, location, location

Public space is highly contested, so setting up new stations is expensive. Locations for bus or tram stations, car-sharing parking spaces, and charging stations should therefore be well planned. It needs to take into account the demand and competing mobility offers in the area. A traffic model is helpful for finding the right location and can also be used to determine a suitable spot for mobility hubs, bringing together public transport and new forms of mobility, such as ride and car sharing, bike sharing, and electric scooters.

Ready for the future

In order to be able to compete with the various mobility providers, it is crucial to take the perspective of potential passengers and to respond to their needs. That includes flexible and on-demand services and an easy to understand pricing policy. Since mobility is increasingly multi- and intermodal, providers should also consider connecting their services with those of others, e.g. by using a common app or hub. With simulation and modelling software, they can consider all mobility offers and evaluate different scenarios before taking the next step.

Advantages of traffic and fleet planning software

  • Conducting traffic and demand analyses and developing advanced transportation strategies and solutions.
  • Displaying all road users and their interactions in one model, including all modes of public transport.
  • Testing different scenarios or alternatives on a macroscopic and microscopic level.
  • Using scientific methods and models as a basis for decision-making.
  • Efficiently creating and updating a model from external data sources.