Vianova, a collaborative mobility data platform in Europe, is teaming up with the City of Berlin in a project that aims to make the German capital’s streets greener, safer and more efficient by leveraging shared micro-mobility data.
Vianova was selected by the Senate Department for Urban Mobility, Transport, Climate Action and the Environment (SenUMVK) as part of a competitive tender process designed to help take SenUMVK another step toward data-driven mobility management.
In cooperation with Vianova, data from Berlin’s 60,000 rental vehicles will now flow into the urban mobility management platform.
The new project builds on Vianova’s partnership with Germany’s public transport operator, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) in February, and marks the first time data from all of Berlin’s shared mobility fleets will be aggregated to offer analysis of historical trends, as well as allow key decision makers to respond to real-time insights.
These insights will be used to inform urban policies and enable efficient real-time governance – from improved planning for infrastructure, such as parking areas, as well as the close monitoring of applicable rules and improved cooperation with operators in the event of parking violations.
This is expected to bring about a noticeable improvement in the cityscape and the collaboration is expected to noticeably improve the challenges around shared mobility while informing the decision-making process of designing a sustainable, multimodal mobility system across the city.
Thibault Castagne, CEO of Vianova said, “Our collaboration with Europe’s capital of micromobility is a milestone for Vianova’s work in Germany. What is happening in Berlin has great appeal for cities worldwide. The city is a pioneer in multimodal and sustainable mobility, and it will always be a destination for innovation.
“We are excited to be working with the city to deploy our data platform to understand and shape this dynamic at all times and we hope this partnership will further elevate Berlin’s status as a leader in developing smarter, more sustainable urban environments,” Castagne added.
Berlin transport and mobility senator Manja Schreiner, concluded, “With the help of the platform, we are now able to visualize and analyze the usage data of all micro-mobility vehicles active in Berlin at the highest technical level.”