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Shuttle service makes it snappy

ADAC, Europe’s Largest Automobile Club, has teamed with smart mobility company, door2door, to transform city mobility

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The Allygator Shuttle will pilot the on-demand service in Berlin
The Allygator Shuttle will pilot the on-demand service in Berlin

Allygator Shuttle is a new on-demand shuttle service for residents of Berlin that uses a unique algorithm to calculate the most efficient car-pooling configurations and efficient routes for passengers to reach their destinations.

 

The largest automobile club in Europe, Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC), and global smart mobility provider, door2door, have joined forces on the initiative that aims to help solve last-mile issues for commuters as well as minimise urban congestion and improve air-quality in the German city. The three-month pilot is free, democratising access to on-demand mobility services.

 

The partnership between ADAC and door2door will offer a glimpse into the impact a flexible and safe smart public transport option will have on smart cities of the future. By adding a ride-share offering, ADAC is expanding its existing range of mobility services, with the aim of solving current mobility gaps within Berlin.

 

The pilot will begin in Berlin and is available on both iOS and Android. With 25 shuttles – each carrying up to five passengers – the project will operate on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

“ADAC is one of the leading automobile clubs in Europe. We see great value in learning from partnerships such as the one with door2door,” said Alexander Möller, managing director of ADAC eV. “It is important that we gain experience regarding how new mobility services work in urban environments, how user behaviour develops, and what leads to improved individual mobility for the younger generation.

 

“We are facing complex mobility issues and challenges – including emissions, traffic congestion and even managing parking spaces – and it is up to us to create intelligent solutions.”

 

door2door’s unique technology and data analysis capabilities enable ADAC and other public transport players to understand mobility patterns and to identify existing gaps in existing public transportation.

 

Armed with such data, the door2door’s platform is able to create more effective, beneficial and sustainable on-demand shuttle options for users, accelerating the future of smart mobility in smart cities.

 

“Public transport systems haven’t changed for decades and are one of the last mobility frontiers to evolve,” said Dr Tom Kirschbaum, co-founder and managing director of door2door.

 

“We’re excited to be partnering with ADAC to demonstrate the future of public transport: shared, dynamic, and on-demand. Almost every industry under the sun is being disrupted by digitisation – our mobility technology will help bring cities into the digital age as well.”

 

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