Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) has officially launched Jelbi, the world’s largest Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solution, in partnership with mobility platform Trafi.
The mobility service has completed the three-month beta phase started in June 2019 and now covers all types of transportation in Berlin, Germany.
Jelbi is the first mobility service to combine this amount of integrated transportation providers. Initially, it includes 12 types of transport, representing each available way of moving around the capital city, in a bid to reduce the use of single occupancy vehicles.
Jelbi users can access trams, trains, ferries, the metro, and shared mobility options such as bikes, e-kick scooters, e-scooters, shuttles, car-sharing, and taxis.
ViaVan’s BerlKönig shuttles and Tier’s e-kick scooters have also joined the Jelbi app, with Taxi Berlin to follow. They join existing partners Emmy, Miles Mobility, Nextbike, Deutsche Bahn (S-Bahn) and BVG’s full public transportation network.
The integrated mobility network combines with real-time routing to make it easy to plan, choose and pay for a journey. The user is shown a complete set of prices and timings, and can store tickets in one central location.
Martynas Gudonavičius, CEO and co-founder of Trafi, said: “Berlin is a great first step to showcase what technology can do for transportation, but we are not stopping there. Later this year, we are adding even more cities and countries to our portfolio.”