It's all happening in Hamburg. Our ioki shuttles are getting passengers from A to B, climate friendly, 24/7, in the districts of Osdorf, Lurup and Billbrook. The barrier-free ioki shuttle is integrated in the city's public transport system, Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV), with no fixed timetable or routes. Anyone who purchases a HVV ticket can use it for a small service surcharge.
How does it work? Passengers can book the on-demand service via an app and enter their desired route. Algorithms automatically put together carpools or passengers, who then travel together. This smart mobility service helps us reduce road traffic and thereby take the strain off the environment.
Thanks to ioki, we have already managed to change the mobility habits of many people – at least in Hamburg. According to three surveys conducted by the Technical University of Hamburg, one third of passengers leave their car at home and choose a journey with the shuttle. More than 70 percent use ioki to get to larger public transport stops. ioki is an example of what the mobility transition in Germany can look like. Allianz pro Schiene agrees and has awarded ioki Hamburg with the Deutsche Verkehrswendepreis 2022. And the project continues to grow. Now passengers from Ahrensburg, Stormarn, Harburg and other districts in the Hamburg area can now also use ioki.
On-demand shuttle service in Darmstadt
People traveling in Darmstadt likewise benefit from the service, because ioki has introduced the HeinerLiner on-demand shuttle service in collaboration with Clevershuttle and Darmstadt mobility service provider HEAG. Their electrically operated minibuses can carry up to seven passengers and run on 100 percent green electricity. The shuttle service is intended to fill gaps that have arisen in Darmstadt's public transport system. Like in Hamburg, travelers can book the shuttle service via an app.
Simply connecting our on-demand shuttle with bus and rail services ensures that we can contribute to improving mass transit and so make climate-friendly mobility even more attractive to people.