The growing number of vehicles traveling the streets is increasingly becoming a problem, and not just when searching for a parking space. Seeking to create space, residents around Mierendorffplatz and Klausenerplatz in Charlottenburg have launched a bold experiment: doing without their own cars.
TU professor Sahin Albayrak, director of the DIGINET-PS project, sheds some light on the future of automated driving. A networked urban infrastructure test field is currently being developed and implemented along Straße des 17. Juni in collaboration with eMO and others.
Berlin is not a typical German auto city. But it nevertheless provides the ideal breeding ground for the startup scene that will define the future of mobility. The digital capital is already working hard to revolutionize the auto industry.
In April, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH took possession of 30 fully electric BMW i3 vehicles. As a result, the fleet at the Tegel and Schönefeld airports will switch to sustainable electromobility over the next few months with the further addition of 30 BMW e-vehicles.
A car sharing model for government vehicles will be piloted by Berlin’s authorities for at least two years. The scheme is intended to improve fleet emission levels as well. E-bikes will be included in addition to a range of car types for various purposes.
Following its trial phase in Munich, the Croove platform is now set to expand into Berlin. The service allows private vehicle owners to optimize vehicle utilization and to save money using their own cars. The automaker announced that the platform will remain open to vehicles by all makes.
Permanent Secretary Henner Bunde emphasized on Tuesday the importance of expanding the fleet of electric buses operating in Berlin’s public transport system. The joint annual procurement of 200 vehicles by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe and Hamburger Hochbahn is intended as an incentive for manufacturers...
The startup drive by will grace the roads of Berlin as a new mobility provider in the car sharing market starting May 1. Its pricing model charges customers according to kms traveled, and is therefore aimed at easing the pressure of time. The company plans to introduce 120 cars by the end of 2017.