drive passenger transport
In October 2017 we launched ioki, a new line of business for modern, flexible and digital mobility solutions. ioki is developing an open environment for on-demand mobility that is tightly integrated with local public transport and enables seamless mobility. ioki offers all system components from a single source to enable third parties, such as cities or municipal authorities, to operate on-demand mobility services in public transport under their own name.
Particularly in rural areas with a low population density, there is great potential to make public transport more sustainable and efficient with on-demand solutions and to enable individual mobility without having to own a car. In the future, on-demand transport will be operated with autonomous vehicles. After initial test operations in Berlin and Leipzig, the first autonomous public scheduled bus service was launched in Bad Birnbach. The bus operates exclusively on electric power, thereby emitting no pollution locally. As part of the smart city partnership with the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, ioki 2018 will implement a driver-based on-demand shuttle service with connections to local public transport and a test field for autonomous bus traffic in Hamburg.