In the funded project RealLabHH, around 30 project partners under the leadership of Hamburger Hochbahn AG are developing digital mobility solutions in a joint ecosystem in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg and its metropolitan region in a total of 11 sub-projects by the end of 2021. Digital, intermodal and interconnected mobility solutions for urban, suburban and low-demand areas will be used as well as innovative solutions for the movement of goods. The planned sub-projects range from a mobility budget instead of a company car to the creation of a provider-independent mobility platform and solutions for particularly vulnerable road traffic participants. ioki, the Deutsche Bahn (DB) business unit for intelligent mobility solutions supplementary to the railways, is involved in two sub-projects and, together with the respective project partners, is working on on-demand services that are sensibly integrated into the local public transport system to supplement public transport.
Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer hands over notice of funding
Yesterday, Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, handed over the notice of grant, marking the start of the comprehensive research project, which is based on the initiative of the National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM). The social debate on digital mobility services is at the centre of the overall project and is intended to provide important insights into which mobility solutions prove themselves in practice and in what form. A key feature of the project is the continuous and comprehensive involvement of citizens.
“We want to use the digitalization push for our mobility and make innovative new offers for people to experience. In doing so, we are gaining valuable insights from the parallel testing of a wide range of intelligent mobility solutions. Together we want to find out how we can make new mobility attractive for urban and rural areas and thus make a contribution to climate protection,” says Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Mobility Analytics and intelligent on-demand platform by ioki
The DB subsidiary ioki is involved as a technology partner in two sub-projects in the Hamburg metropolitan region: In the Stormarn district and in the Süderelbe region (south of the Elbe river), a demand-responsive transport service in rural areas is planned to supplement public transport. In Ahrensburg, north of the Elbe river, the city is to be relieved of motorised private transport and the associated carbon dioxide emissions with the help of an innovative on-demand service. ioki is not only providing the specially developed on-demand platform in both projects, but is also contributing its traffic planning expertise. With the help of a holistic mobility analysis, ioki’s Mobility Analytics team is currently identifying a meaningful service area for the Stormarn district to complement the existing public transport system. The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is supporting the projects with evaluation measures. The operative implementation is carried out by the KVG Stade and the Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH), with which ioki has been providing a shuttle service in Hamburg’s suburbs. The partners were awarded the German Mobility Award 2019 for the project by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
“With ioki Hamburg we successfully bridge the first and last mile and have been able to establish ourselves as a solid mobility component in the Hanseatic city within the last two years. We are just very excited about implementing projects in the Hamburg metropolitan region within the framework of RealLabHH. In this way, we can create flexible, individual mobility in rural areas that is available to everyone – without even owning a car,” says ioki CEO Dr. Michael Barillère-Scholz.
Presentation of the results at the ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg
The central aim of the RealLabHH project is to draw up recommendations for action for the environmentally and climate-friendly restructuring of the mobility system. At the ITS World Congress 2021, the results and demonstrators of the RealLabHH will be presented in and around Hamburg. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is hosting the world’s largest congress for intelligent transport systems and services, which will take place from October, 11 to 15, 2021. The RealLabHH project will run until the end of 2021 and is funded by the BMVI with around 20.5 million euros.
Project partners, participating companies and institutions
•Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
•Continental Automotive GmbH
•Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
•DB FuhrparkService GmbH
•DB Systel GmbH
•DEKRA Automobil GmbH
•Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
•Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
•Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg – vertreten durch die Behörde für Wirtschaft,
Verkehr und Innovation
•Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH
•Hermes Germany GmbH
•KVG Stade GmbH & Co. KG
•moovel Group GmbH
•S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH
•Siemens Mobility GmbH
•Sixt GmbH & Co. Autovermietung KG
•Swarco Traffic Systems GmbH
•Technische Universität Berlin
•Technische Universität Hamburg
•Technische Universität München
•T-Systems International GmbH
•Urban Software Institute GmbH
•Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH
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