What is … the difference between AST and ALT?

The abbreviation AST in German means “Anruf-Sammel-Taxi”, in English “call-collective-taxi” and ALT means “Anruf-Linien-Taxi” – call-line-taxi. Both are demand-oriented special forms of public transport in urban, local or even regional traffic. With a small number of passengers, a large bus in regular service is uneconomical. That’s why there are the AST and ALT services – they are only in operation there is need and demand – “on-demand” in a manner of speaking.

Connecting places,
moving people

 

The on-demand platform for a strong
public transport system

Mobility analytics

Understanding mobility

How, when and why – our data-driven mobility analyses and simulations give us the unique ability to create a data-driven foundation for every environment. 

On-demand platform

Shaping mobility

As the market leader in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, we will use our platform to get your individual mobility solution up and running within just 12 weeks.

Our offering

Mobility for everyone

All-inclusive projects or single stages, we support you on every step of the way towards creating your specific mobility offering. Our teams of experts help you make the very most of your plans.

Autonomous driving 

Innovating mobility

We think about tomorrow today – we are prepared for the future and are already working on bringing self-driving vehicles to our streets, for example as part of on-demand services.

Projects

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Public transport feeder

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Bundling factor

Passengers

»Everyone in Germany is talking about a mobility revolution by 2030. With ioki’s support, we were already able to prove our pioneering spirit in Krefeld today and take the first step towards the digital, interconnected and clean mobility of the future.«

 

Guido Stilling, CEO SWK MOBIL GmbH

Our clients

Your challenge, our solution 

In rural areas

Improve the transport service in your region and give people in rural communities an attractive option: flexible mobility that is fully integrated with existing public transport networks, making it ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to use a car.

In urban areas

Create efficient transport links between every part of your town or city in the form of a single-route service or shuttle that criss-crosses neighbourhoods. We create smart and shared ride-hailing options that support your urban mobility network exactly where it’s needed.

Employee transport 

Give your employees access to an appealing, economical and ecological mobility solution that they can use to get to, from, and around at work.

Tourism

Planning leisure time or holiday activities can often prove tricky without a car. Set a new standard for accessibility, sustainability and digitalisation by opting for demand-responsive transport solutions.

Our experts are happy to assist

Amir Shehadeh
Benjamin Pfeifer
Linda Feld

Start shaping the future of mobility of your existing transport or develop new ideas together with our experts. We look forward to hearing from you. 

News from the world of mobility 

What is … the difference between AST and ALT?

What is … the difference between AST and ALT?

The abbreviation AST in German means “Anruf-Sammel-Taxi”, in English “call-collective-taxi” and ALT means “Anruf-Linien-Taxi” – call-line-taxi. Both are demand-oriented special forms of public transport in urban, local or even regional traffic. With a small number of passengers, a large bus in regular service is uneconomical. That’s why there are the AST and ALT services – they are only in operation there is need and demand – “on-demand” in a manner of speaking.

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Does Generation Z even still have a driver’s license?

Does Generation Z even still have a driver’s license?

In times of Netflix, Spotify and Co. almost everything is shared instead of owned. It’s not surprising that this trend is not only changing our consumer behaviour but can also influence our mobility habits. Current developments show that, despite the possibility of accompanied driving from the age of 17, young people get their driving license later: In 2012, 4.6 million car driving licences were still being issued, compared with over ten percent fewer in 2017.

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Press review

»New DB service gets on-demand fleet rolling and complements public transport offering with last mile solution. «

 
n-tv
»Autonomous minibus meets digital rail: self-driving shuttle service in Bad Birnbach between town centre and railway station as first on public roads.«

 

Handelsblatt
»Flexible bus driving in rural areas: First digital call-a-bus in Wittlich quadruples previous passenger numbers.«

 

Nahverkehrspraxis
»Hamburg’s inhabitants travel with demand-responsive e-shuttles at local tariff to the next public transport stop. Project success awarded with German Mobility Award 2019.«

 

Die Welt

»More overview, fewer cars – ioki experts analyse the impact of demand-responsive transport services in advance.«

 
FAZ
»On-demand service tailored to rail transport simplifies commuting for commuters from Roche in Mannheim.«

 

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