Since the beginning of 2023, PostBus Ltd* has been offering its employees in Berne demand responsive employee transport. It’s about time for ioki insights to take a look at how sustainable and sensible mobility for employees can look in Switzerland. Fabian Heil, Head of Market Launch at PostBus, was available to talk to us.
RE:PERSPECTIVES from Dr Olga Nevska, Telekom MobilitySolutions
Three years ago, Dr Olga Nevska, CEO Telekom Mobility Solutions, was interviewed in our blog series “PERSPECTIVES from …”. At that time, we talked about the challenges of organising company mobility solutions, but also about employee mobility at Telekom and the then new on-demand service with ioki software.
Since 2020, a lot has happened in the area of mobility and work. That’s why ioki insights asked again. This time, it’s all about the changes in employee mobility since the pandemic, the trends in corporate mobility and how demand responsive services are being received by employees.
PERSPECTIVES from Laura Reupke
As Head of Sales International and Business Development, Laura Reupke is responsible for the international business development of ioki. With her extensive experience in the transport and digitalisation sector, she is developing customer-oriented solutions for a needs-based transport transition in Europe together with her international team.
PERSPECTIVES from LahnStar Limburg
Since 2015, a dial a ride service (call-collective-taxi or in German Anruf-Sammel-Taxi, AST) has supplemented public transport in Limburg, Hesse. In 2021, the AST was digitalised by an on-demand service called LahnStar. ioki insights spoke to Michael Stanke, first councillor of the city of Limburg and operations manager of the Limburg city line, and Hicham Azzou, head of the public transport department, about the development of the AST into on-demand mobility. The LahnStar is part of the OnDeMo project of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund (RMV).
PERSPECTIVES from Dr. Dirk Rothenstein
Since 2021 the urban railway, called S-Bahn in German, in Stuttgart relies on a flexible rail replacement bus system operating on demand whenever modernisation work is undertaken on the main line. This is possible with on demand software powered and developed by ioki. ioki insights talked to Dr. Dirk Rothenstein, who is the chairman of the S-Bahn Stuttgart management board, about modernising the rail infrastructure, multimodal mobility in the city and the rail replacement services on demand.
PERSPECTIVES from Philipp Hanßen
Philipp Hanßen is a transport planner in ioki’s Mobility Analytics and Consulting (MAC) team. He started his career at ioki 2.5 years ago as an intern and working student in the MAC team and is currently writing his thesis for his master’s degree in transport engineering at ioki. The thesis sheds light on the framework conditions for the successful use of on-demand transport in rural areas. Since the end of 2021, he has been supporting the interdisciplinary team as a transport planner in actively shaping the transport revolution.
PERSPECTIVES Alexander Pullig
Alexander started his journey in the DB Group at DB Regio Bus. As a product owner of the “Wohin du Willst” app, he already dealt with the question of how classic public transport solutions can be digitalized. Since joining ioki, he has been helping to build the ioki platform for digital mobility and is constantly developing it. He has always wanted to improve mobility in rural areas, since he was always dependent on a car in the city where he grew up.
PERSPECTIVES from Hanna Kops
Hanna Kops is Head of Experience at Transport for London. She leads the digital design team which is responsible for the experience strategy, innovation, and design across all digital channels for one of the largest transport systems.
PERSPECTIVES from Martin Neubauer
Martin Neubauer has already made several stops in the mobility sector. He has been with PostBus for two years now, where he is responsible for the business area of autonomous driving. Since the end of 2020, he has also held his mandate as Executive Director of the Swiss Association for Autonomous Mobility.
Perspectives from Andreas Schwarzkopf
Andreas has been out and about in the mobility universe since 2010: from flinc, to the DB fleet service, all the way to his position as Head of Backend Engineering at ioki, Andreas has already stopped off at a number of stations. At ioki, he uses his 20+ years of IT expertise to develop new architectures and individual components for our operating system. In addition, he enhances existing architectures, among other things to open up our operating system to other transport providers – in a customer-centric and demand-oriented way. Andreas, thank you very much for taking the time.
Perspectives from Tyll Diebold
Tyll Diebold is a research assistant at the Institute for Transport Planning and Logistics at TU Hamburg. He has provided scientific support for the ioki Hamburg project from the very beginning and recently published the study “On-demand services as a component of public transport”. After completing his Master of Science in “Logistics, Infrastructure and Mobility” at TU Hamburg in 2016, he initially worked for an engineering office for a year before returning to TU Hamburg to complete his doctorate.
Perspectives from Andrés Vargas Díaz
Andrés studied civil engineering and specialised in the planning and operation of transport systems as a part of his studies. He joined ioki’s Mobility Analytics team in 2019 and was influential in creating the study on public mobility in Germany.
What is … level 1-5 of autonomous driving?
Autonomous driving has been considered one of the major trends in the mobility industry for years. According to a representative survey conducted by the digital association Bitkom in 2021, 99.8 percent of respondents can imagine using an autonomous means of transport*. But what does it actually mean when car manufacturers send the first systems for highly automated driving on the road at level 3 and level 4 autonomous shuttles reinforce public transport in Germany on demand from 2023 onwards?