The public transport concept of Stadtwerke Osnabrück AG, which was implemented by highQ Computerlösungen GmbH and is unique in Germany, has won the Stadtwerke Award 2020. The prize was awarded by the Association of Municipal Enterprises (VKU) and the Zeitung für kommunale Wirtschaft (ZfK) and honors the exemplary and innovative character as well as the sustainability of the project. The mobility portal bundles all transport services and optimizes the sales process.
A groundbreaking step towards an intelligent municipality: With the award-winning highQ mobility platform, the Osnabrück public utility company is demonstrating its innovative strength and taking an important step towards digitalization. As general contractor, highQ Computerlösungen realized the idea of combining all of the city's public transportation services on a digital platform. Thanks to highQ's MobilitySuite, passengers only have to register once and can then access all services. Instead of buying a ticket before the journey begins, a travel authorization is purchased, which is later converted into a ticket.
"We are proud that the jury awarded the sustainable mobility concept implemented by highQ first place at this year's Stadtwerke Award. This encourages us to continue creating innovative solutions for the digital transformation of communities - the highQ MobilitySuite provides the perfect basis for this," says Kai Horn, Sales and Marketing Manager at highQ Computer Solutions. "highQ has achieved its goal of designing a solution that benefits the passenger and establishes a sustainable option for the use of public transport in Osnabrück. Our sincere thanks also go to the team of Stadtwerke Osnabrück and our partner eos.uptrade".
The Check-in/Be-out system (CiBo), which is unique in Germany, offers a combination of Beacon, GPS and Motion technologies and enables the system to automatically recognize which route a user is taking. All mobility modules used are billed once a month by sepa direct debit.
The digital public transport concept with its unique CiBo system impressed the jury "with its simplicity and fairness towards customers, its high digital maturity and the integration of all local public mobility offers". The innovative implementation is an exemplary step towards digital transformation.