Trafi and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the main public transport company in Berlin, will launch a new application in the summer called Jelbi. The app will include all different types of transportation in the city, and offer a one-stop shop for people travelling in Berlin.
Jelbi will connect new and traditional transportation in the city, including the entire public transportation system, scooters, bikes, ride-hailing and carsharing, as well as traditional taxis. This means that users will no longer have to endure ‘app-jumping’ as they travel, with all mobility modes integrated together onto one accessible platform that allows planning and booking.
For the upcoming launch, 10-15 private providers will be integrated. The service is being continuously extended to include more options and will be available on both iOS and Android.
“90 years ago the founding idea for BVG was to offer an easy access to mobility: one ticket for all different services. Thanks to new innovation we are now realising this idea with a solution fit for the 21st century. With one single app you can easily plan and purchase your journey, no matter what type of transport you prefer. Based on Trafi’s technology platform, we are able to once again offer a single and fully encompassing mobility solution for the people of Berlin,” said Dr. Henrik Haenecke, Management Board Finances, Digitization and Sales at BVG.
“The partnership between Trafi and BVG represents a bridge between traditional and innovative mobility solutions. In Berlin, we are now spearheading how transport providers and cities can run their mobility network with innovative technology. Trafi has been able to build a tailor-made application in record time and together with BVG, we are proud to launch a service representing the future of mobility now,” said Christof Schminke, Managing Director Germany at Trafi.