An Unlikely Partnership – How Germany’s Biggest Public Transport Organization Became a Hub for Digital Mobility Innovation
More than one billion rides with the buses and trains of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) are counted every year. At the same time, hardly any other German city has as much competition as Berlin does, with alternative mobility offers like e-scooters, car sharing and bike rentals available at every corner of the streets. However, instead of getting disrupted by new players, the BVG has become a leading figure innovating the challenging and ever-changing mobility market of the German capital.
In this talk, Sebastian Wolf, Product Owner at BVG, and Justas Petronis, Product Manager at Trafi, present how the public transport provider and the mobility software company are jointly designing new mobility solutions for the people in Germany’s largest city. They will highlight how innovative structures and processes are created in a public service provider with more than 14.000 employees and how they set up a mobility alliance, using Trafi’s mobility platform.
How unlikely it may sound, the partnership of a local public enterprise and a global startup seems to be a recipe for success.