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New BVG-App : Berlin should require with the App Jelbi to Hubs

Berlin is to be mobile, by Smartphone. On Monday transport Senator Regine Günther and BVG Boss Sigrid Nikutta introduced the new System. The App is called "Jelbi" is the digital side, the analog has an unusual name: Switched is in the future, farms in Hubs, Central locations on the subway, where there are rental bicycles and car rental. These Hubs are being established on land belonging to the housing company Gewobag.

Start of the App and the opening of the first hub to the metro station Prinzenstraße in Kreuzberg is supposed to be in the summer. "A big step for Berlin," said BVG Boss Nikutta on Monday.

so Far, all vendors have their own App, so car-sharing companies, rental bikes, BVG, Bahn, VBB, Taxis and other. A route planning, which integrates various means of transport. Jelbi is to integrate route planning, reservation and payment process. Discount in the case of use of different modes of transport is not planned, it remains first of all in collective terms and conditions of the VBB.

Nikutta answer questions about possible tariff changes very sparingly: It will only be discussed internally with the VBB, but "not in public". Imagine a mile-would be, for example, accounting for the total travel, such as car-sharing companies. Ultimately, the App aims to speed up the switch from the car to public TRANSPORT.

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VBB order rates will remain

"Who lives in Berlin, does not need a private car," the Parties agree. Included bikes and cars from various vendors, taxi from "Taxi Berlin", of course, the BVG and S-Bahn. There is a lack of - the car-sharing companies, the auto companies such as Car2Go (Mercedes) and Drive Now (BMW). "All are invited", said BVG Executive Board Henrik Haenecke: "Everyone can be part of the Alliance."

The two major car-sharing companies would not have "individual reasons why you are said Haenecke. Jelbi will, however, develop so much momentum that these companies are still to report, said Haenecke. Is integrated, however, the new dial-a-ride the BVG "Berlkönig"

The first "Hub" (the abbreviation for the main transshipment base, the term comes from the logistics industry) is currently being built at the metro station, Prince street, on a plot of Gewobag. According to data from Gewobag-Boss Snezana Michaelis there, E-scooters, bicycles, and six car-sharing cars will find space. Additional Hubs are planned at the underground station Jakob-Kaiser-Platz (close to Tegel airport) and the tram junction Landsberger Allee / Petersburger Straße. The LPP compares the Hubs and marketplace, type and also toilets, Wi-Fi, and also package boxes.

partnership with companies in Vilnius

such App already exists since September 2017 in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius - and it is precisely this System of the Vilnius-based company Trafi will also be deployed in Berlin.

According to Trafi Berlin is the first city in Europe that such a System offers. In Vilnius, the city of the Trafi App benefits, because the data can be used for traffic planning. 100,000 of the 500,000 inhabitants have the App installed.

Hamburg is planning a similar App. However, there are on the App in the Hamburg public transport network is already now a Live map of the current locations of rental cars from different companies, also from the Drive Now and Car2Go are given. Faster the Hanseatic city is also in the construction of the hub 13 there is currently, in the urban area.

90 years Ago, the BVG in Berlin is pronounced with a similar project successfully started, namely with the unity ticket for all means of transport. In December Senator Guenther announced at the "International mobility conference" in Berlin, it is an App will be "everything". The App is available for Apple and Android devices.

What the App reveals

the Last Bike - and car-sharing provider when dealing with user data in the criticism. The company is accused of Mobike, to be in breach of the since may, 2018 applicable EU data protection regulation. A Review by the appropriate Berlin data protection authority is currently running. Then asked how to deal with the BVG in order, it says: "users decide for themselves with whom share their data."

Bay is a traveller, for example, for the first time, "Jelbi" a bike the Chinese bikes provider, Mobike, he asked the General terms and conditions of the company agree. The same applies for all other providers, the rental bike, a Car or car service is about the new SNB platform available. The BVG is Jelbi as an Intermediary that bundles a variety of offers on the platform and interconnected.

ANONYMOUS movement data
About Jelbi, only anonymous movement would collected data. The behind the App Software analyzes which of the routes to be traveled in Berlin, the most frequently and how often a traveler actually by Bus or subway, on a Bicycle or an electric Scooter require. Properly evaluated, could the data of city - and transport planners with important information for the construction and planning of the infrastructure in the city, the BVG.

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