Following a Europe-wide tender, highQ received the order this spring to implement a mobility platform for Stadtwerke Münster (SWMS). As part of the project, which runs until the end of 2023, the local car-sharing service “LOOPmünster” as well as the e-scooter and bicycle rental service of the provider TIER are to be integrated into the platform. In spring 2023, passengers will be able to use an app to identify any intermodal routes to their destination and book and pay for the corresponding means of transport directly in the app. The inclusion of further mobility service providers and services in this ambitious mobility project is also firmly planned for 2024.
The aim of the new multimodal platform is to encourage commuters to switch from cars to more environmentally friendly modes of transport. Driving with the environmental network should be as uncomplicated as possible. This is why the national check-in/check-out tariff “eezy. NRW” is included in the project package, which enables public transport use without any knowledge of tariffs and thus makes it much more comfortable – creating a completely new public transport “driving feeling”. The project is funded by the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Transport.
The first milestone of the new mobility platform based on the highQ MobilitySuite was delivered for approval testing by SWMS in November 2022. It includes the following functions:
- Information about public transport and LOOPMünster (public transport) in the app
- Integration of the CiCO system eezy. NRW
- Intermodal information on combinations of LOOPMünster and public transport in the app
- Combination of TIER and public transport
- Display of TIER scooters and bicycles, booking and payment in the app
- Choice of different means of payment
- Single sign-on: one-time registration and login
Now comprehensive release tests are the next joint project step, so that the system can be put into real operation in 2023. We are also continuing to work on the background system to make the employee view of the various mobility products and bookings even clearer and more user-friendly.