The moveBW project offers car drivers an attractive option that links motorized personal transport with alternative modes of transportation. An easy-to-use mobility assistant for your smartphone helps you choose a mode of transport and reliably guides you to your destination. Users of the mobility assistant can book any of the various types of transportation, and then receive a bill at the end of the month listing all the mobility offers they used in that time. To plan intermodal routes, the mobility assistant looks at services such as public transportation, car sharing, bike sharing, and parking space management, plus at information on traffic jams and construction areas. MoveBW helps ease the traffic situation in the greater Stuttgart area: the idea is to motivate area residents to design mobility options that utilize all modes of transport efficiently and in a user-friendly way. At the same time, the project lends support to the public sector in optimizing traffic flows in the region.
MoveBW was launched by a consortium of six companies, headed by Robert Bosch GmbH. The other five are transportation solutions company highQ, parking operator Parkraumgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, TraffiCon GmbH, PRISMA Solutions GmbH, and MRK Management Consultants. The project started in mid of 2016 and is scheduled to finish by the end of 2017.
Bosch Software Innovations is developing an intermodal platform for moveBW that includes route monitoring across all modes of transportation. In addition, we are integrating the project partners’ functional modules into the overall product, namely the smartphone mobility assistant.