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March 2017: moovel - An Urban Mobility App Making Cities Smarter

Friday, March 31, 2017

March 2017: moovel - An Urban Mobility App Making Cities Smarter

With moovel, the founder of the automobile company Daimler AG has initiated the world's first one-stop-shop for urban mobility. The goal of moovel is to radically simplify urban mobility and thus make cities smarter. The corporate start-up is developing an operating system for urban mobility that offers access to a wide range of different mobility services for cities, transit authorities, and costumers. The main activities are focused on the development of an on-demand mobility and multimodal mobility platform.

Moovel is the world's first app to enable the booking and payment of online tickets for local public transport providers. In Germany, users can search for, compare, and book various transport options from local public transport, car-sharing provider car2go, mytaxi, to rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn. Local public transport tickets can be purchased via the app in Stuttgart and Hamburg.

When users search for a destination, the app proposes the purchase of the appropriate ticket for the desired journey. After just a few clicks, the ticket is then provided in the app. The registration process is secure. The users identify themselves by using a personal e-mail address and driver's licenses are validated through smartphones. The user takes a photo of the front of their driver's license and then one of themselves.

In the USA, moovel North America offers moovel transit. Moovel transit provides mobile ticketing and payment solutions for local public transport authorities and cities. In February 2017 alone, over 1.4 million local public transport tickets were sold using moovel transit mobile ticketing technology. This makes moovel North America the leading provider of mobile transit applications for transit authorities in the US.

The moovel lab, a unit within the moovel Group, consists of an interdisciplinary team whose primary research interests are movement patterns and traffic flows in urban areas. Through the use of exploratory projects, the lab attempts to influence and provoke discourse towards human behavior in urban areas.

The moovel Group was the winner of the German Mobility Award in 2016. With the German Mobility Award, the initiative "Germany - Land of Ideas" and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure make digital innovations and intelligent mobility solutions visible to the public.

Source & Image: moovel Group