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Berlin – February 18, 2019 – Trafi, the technology platform for mobility, and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the main public transport company in Berlin, are today announcing a new partnership set to elevate multimodal mobility services in the German capital. This summer, Trafi and BVG will launch a new application called Jelbi. The app will include all different types of transportation in the city, and offer a one-stop shop for people travelling in Berlin.
Jelbi is the most encompassing attempt at connecting new and traditional transportation in a city the size of Berlin. The app will include the entire public transportation system, scooters, bikes, ride-hailing and carsharing, as well as traditional taxis. Users can say goodbye to app-jumping, as all mobility modes will be deeply integrated and accessible. You only need to register once to access the full range of the transportation types. Planning, booking and consuming is all part of the Jelbi app, and you don’t need to sign up with any additional companies. For the upcoming launch, ten-fifteen private providers will be integrated. The service is being continuously extended to include more options and will be available on both iOS and Android.
“Ninety years ago the founding idea for BVG was to offer an easy access to mobility: one ticket for all different services. Thanks to new innovation we are now realizing this idea with a solution fit for the 21st century. With one single app you can easily plan and purchase your journey, no matter what type of transport you prefer. Based on Trafi’s technology platform, we are able to once again offer a single and fully encompassing mobility solution for the people of Berlin”, says Dr. Henrik Haenecke, Management Board Finances, Digitization and Sales at BVG.
“The partnership between Trafi and BVG represents a bridge between traditional and innovative mobility solutions. In Berlin, we are now spearheading how transport providers and cities can run their mobility network with innovative technology. Trafi has been able to build a tailor-made application in record time and together with BVG, we are proud to launch a service representing the future of mobility now”, says Christof Schminke, Managing Director Germany at Trafi.
Trafi’s technology suite makes it easy to connect different types of mobility in a city. We offer a digital infrastructure that enables the city, people and transport providers to act in close collaboration. From real-time routing and user analytics, to purchase and personalization, Trafi provides whitelabel solutions for both private and public companies looking to enhance their mobility services.
Trafi is a technology platform for mobility. To power intelligent and balanced urban mobility, we must connect cities, people and transport providers. Our holistic technology suite enables partners to operate mobility services and systematically optimize cities. Founded in 2007, Trafi is collaborating with leading companies like Lyft, Google, Apple, the Volkswagen Group and cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Jakarta and Berlin.
Berlin's public transport company, the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), is the engine that moves Berlin, and has been doing so for 90 years. With its dense network of lines, state-of-the-art vehicles and efficient service, BVG is Germany's largest municipal transport authority. The BVG transport network is made up of ten underground railway lines (U-Bahn), 22 tram lines and more than 150 bus lines, as well as six ferries, and provides mobility around the clock, 365 days a year. The employees of the BVG corporation operate a fleet of around 3,000 vehicles, serving more than 3.5 million inhabitants across a catchment area that covers some 1,000 square kilometres. More than a billion passengers use the buses and railways operated by the BVG every year.
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