More mobility, less traffic

Article: More mobility, less traffic

Where do we need to start so we can achieve the transition to more sustainable transportation? What solutions make sense in which contexts? Our DB New Mobility unit has fresh answers to the urgent issues of improving local public transport services and promoting climate protection. The team works on holistic transportation concepts and appealing mobility offerings that make it easy for people to give up their cars and switch to eco-friendly public transport. Its work isn't restricted to urban mobility: The most important issues in rural and suburban regions alike are how to coordinate new and existing types of public transport, make scheduled services more flexible and close gaps in coverage. What people need are climate-friendly offerings that they can book for door-to-door travel using digital features that make them convenient to use.

The rail system is at the heart of integrated public transport concepts, as only railways can provide the capacities necessary for the passenger numbers envisaged by the mobility transition. With a modular and customizable portfolio of products that can be integrated with existing public transport networks, the DB New Mobility unit focuses on the needs of the transport associations and municipal authorities that order and oversee these services in Germany. It uses mobility analytics and digital area management solutions to analyze transportation conditions in a given context, manage them and identify gaps in coverage. Intermodal and digital mobility platforms show users the fastest and most sustainable route to their destinations within an integrated mobility system. Onward travel is available in the form of eco-friendly and practical options such as ridepooling and sharing services for bikes and cars. The DB New Mobility companies that provide these products and services include ioki, CleverShuttle, Mobimeo, Call a Bike, Flinkster, Bonvoyo and DB Curbside Management.