With this project, NASA GmbH and regional partners are examining how ticket reservation for bus and rail services, as well as car and bike-sharing schemes, can be simplified using smartphones. Currently, all offers can be booked via smartphone. However, customers require various apps and registrations if they wish to travel cross-tariff and by different modes of transport.
The primary aim of the project is to enable the passenger to purchase a single ticket for the entire travel chain within the project scope and to utilise car and bike-sharing schemes using only the regional app, without having to register in other systems. When determining the travel chain, as many of the publicly available mobility offers as possible should be included and, in addition to interlinked public transport tickets, bicycle and car rental providers, in particular, should be taken into account. From a technical point of view, the main objective is the complete and consistent linking of EFM (electronic fare management) systems with other functionalities and upstream services (e.g. information or booking) along the service and travel chain.
The project was completed in September 2018. A compilation of the key results can be viewed here.
The project profile in the form of an overview of project partners, core aims, work content and a presentation of anticipated results can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Within the scope of the "Fares & e-ticketing" workshop held during the dialogue and stakeholder process of the "Digitale Vernetzung im Öffentlichen Personenverkehr", or Digital Interconnection in Public Transport initiative of the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the preliminary results of the project were presented on 20th November 2017. A written summary of the content is available on the website of the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) within the scope of the funding programme "eTicketing und digitale Vernetzung im Öffentlichen Personenverkehr (ÖPV)" for e-Ticketing and digital interconnection in public transport. The project is supported by the Ministry for Regional Development and Transport for the State of Saxony-Anhalt.
2017 - 2018 (completed))
- Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
- DB Regio AG
- Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI
- HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
- Magdeburger Regionalverkehrsverbund GmbH
- Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund GmbH
- Mobility Center GmbH - teilauto
- TAF mobile GmbH
- Dessauer Verkehrs GmbH (associated)
- GHT Mobility GmbH - CleverShuttle (associated)
- Hallesche Verkehrs-AG (associated)
- Magdeburger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH & Co. KG (associated)
- nextbike GmbH (associated)
- Verkehrsgemeinschaft Mittelthüringen GmbH VMT (associated)
- BLIC GmbH (project management)
Further information on the funding programme can be found on the BMVI website.