IT-TRANS E-Market Updates

In the run-up to the event in March 2022, we will again present our E-Market Updates on the burning topics of IT-TRANS in cooperation with renowned international industry partners. We will shortly provide you with further details here.

Past E-Market Updates dealing with the challenges of the pandemic for urban transport and presenting digital solutions, are available in our online library.

Review: E-Market Updates 2020

Covid-19: IT-TRANS exhibitors offer solutions for today's challenges in public transport

On 12 May 2020, the organisers of IT-TRANS - UITP and Messe Karlsruhe - successfully conducted the first in a series of E-Market Updates which dealt with the topic of crowd management in public transportation in times of COVID-19. The audience were more than pleased with the high quality of the content presented.

In this first web seminar of the series, experts discussed some of the latest innovative tools and solutions for optimising public transport resources during the current crisis.

Speakers:

Opening words by Kaan Yildizgöz, Senior Director Membership, Marketing and Services, UITP and Britta Wirtz, Managing Director, Messe Karlsruhe

  • Georg König, Key Account Manager, INIT GmbH
    "Avoid passenger crowds for a safe and comfortable public transport experience"
  • Udo Steinmeier, Head of Division New Mobility, Trapeze Group Deutschland GmbH
    "Ensure mobility in times of the Coronavirus COVID-19"
  • Ulrich Edelmann, Chief Strategy Officer und Head of On-Demand, Moovel Group GmbH
    "Reviving the suburbs - How on-demand ride-pooling can enhance the attractiveness and efficiency of public transit offerings outside the urban core in times of COVID-19"

The public transport sector has been badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak resulting in an 80 to 90% decline in ridership statistics across all cities. Many cities were forced to completely shut down their ticketing systems as they were not provided with contactless features. The revenues of many operators were virtually zero. This crisis highlights the need for new innovative ticketing solutions to enable public transport operators to restart their services and collect fares.

Speakers

Dr. Gian-Mattia Schucan, CEO FAIRTIQ Ltd.:
“Bringing public transport back to success together - recipes for a challenging time”

Christian Waas, Senior Program Manager, Siemens Mobility AG: „XiXo – Next Gen Ticketing"

Juan Felipe Caro, Business Development Manager, Worldline: “Empowering cashless transport for an unknown future”

Kevin Dewald, Sales Manager, TAF mobile GmbH: “TAFpayU – The new e-ticketing solution for transport companies/networks”

Public Transport operators are facing double a challenge after the coronavirus outbreak. On the one hand, they are facing the challenge of declining ridership and on the other hand, they need to maintain the service level to ensure social distancing in the vehicles. Different operators are using different technologies including weighing sensors, QR codes, video cameras etc. to ensure equal distribution of crowds at stations and on trains.
This E-Market Update highlights the role of big data and data analytics to manage schedules, predict demand patterns and analyse different sensors.

Speakers:

  • Roni Floman, VP Marketing, Optibus:
    An Endless Number of Scenarios: Scheduling in the Era of Social Distancing
  • Joaquín Pena, European Business Development Manager, Swiftly:
    Ensuring Passenger Safety by Leveraging Big Data
  • Valerie Soldate, Project Manager, Hacon:
    Using Big Data to Optimize Occupancy Information
  • Dr. Julia Koch, Business Development Manager Germany, Tranzer:
    Keep Your Distance: Empowering Safe Travel in Times of Corona

The following exhibitors offer more solutions on this topic:

https://www.giro.ca/en-ca/our-solutions/hastus-software/

https://www.ximedes.com/

Public Transport operators are facing challenges with low ridership and changing demand patterns. Many cities are looking for innovative solutions to optimise their services and minimise their cost of operation.

Even for the post-COVID-19 era, they are looking to create flexible and direct service lines in the city by developing in-house solutions or partnering with third parties. This web seminar will showcase some of the case studies around the world and present some of the on-demand mobility solutions for operators.

Speakers:

  • Andreas Köglmaier, Traffic Software, Senior Manager DACH, PTV Group, Germany
    Assessing the future impact of on-demand mobility solutions on cities
  • Chris Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation, Uber, USA
    Supporting public transportation during and post-COVID recovery with on-demand transportation
  • Jean-Luc Rippinger, CEO & Co-Founder, UFT, Luxemburg
    Integrated on-demand public transport
  • Camila González Arango, Growth Representative Europe, Spare, Spain
    Trip brokering: How to launch 14 on-demand zones with only one dedicated vehicle

The Public Transport industry is striving to recover from the impact of COVID-19 on services and ridership. All transport agencies are implementing different strategies to bring back lost ridership, and at the same time, ensure safe travel for riders.
Public transport operators are planning different marketing campaigns to build confidence of the riders. The organisations are also piloting many tools using AI, big data and complex algorithm to provide customer experience and services including using loyalty programmes, customer service robots and chat bots, real-time passenger information and seamless payment options.
This web seminar focuses on some of the solutions created by the industry to achieve service excellence and customer experience.

Speakers:

  • Aviv Frenkel, Co-Founder, CEO - Enroute
    “The post-corona passenger economy: How a cool passenger experience creates new revenues”
  • Oskar Haller, CEO & Founder - Isarsoft
    “Restarting Public Transport with AI based Video Analytics”
  • Manfred Troll, Global Sales Account-based Ticketing at Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    “BONNsmart: Bankcards and the future of ticketing”
  • Fabien Sauthier, Managing director – Motiontag
    “How to re-engage with travelers by creating targeted reward systems and improve the understanding of multimodal passenger flows"
  • Antonio Carmona, General Manager, International – Ticketer
    “Technology for rebuilding passenger trust”
  • Michael Blijden, CEO, Mdina Media
    "Making public transport feel safe again"

The urban mobility landscape is evolving fast; the number of mobility services is growing rapidly. Yet for the user it can be challenging being confronted by all these options when choosing the best way to travel.
Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is emerging as the platform for the integration of different transport services (such as public transport, ride-sharing, car-sharing, bike-sharing, scooter-sharing, taxi, car rental, ride-hailing and others) in one single digital mobility offer, with active mobility and an efficient public transport system as its basis. The current pandemic has big impact on the public transport ridership and there is need to attract passengers back to public transport. MaaS can be a tool to provide integrated public transport offerings and a seamless journey experience to riders.
This E-Market Update attracts industry experts who share their experience from different cities around the globe.

Speakers:

Yovav Meydad, Chief Marketing and Growth, Moovit, Israel:
“The COVID Effect: How is Urban Mobility Changing Across the World?”

Johannes Thie, Sales Manager, AMCON GmbH, Germany:
“Case study: Münster, Germany – Implementing a mobility platform with one central background system”

Kevin Dewald, Sales Manager, TAF mobile GmbH; Germany:
“TAF Mobility Solutions: Best practice LeipzigMove - the new multimodal mobility app”

Dylan Khélif, Business Development Manager, Cityway, France:
Moovizy 2: a complete and seamless MaaS experience

Avishai Shoham, VP Mobility Products, Via Transportation, Inc.; USA:
"A step by step path to useful integrated mobility"

Darryl Feldman, Chief Product Officer (CPO), Mobimeo, Germany:
"Contextuality - building engaging mobility experiences that change user behaviour"

The public transport industry has been impacted badly in the last 6 months due to the current pandemic.
The taxi and ride-hailing industry has faced a major impact due to lockdowns and travel restrictions in different cities. Yet at the same time, it has played a major role in providing mobility in cities.
There are a wide-range of responses from cities authorities to support the industry, but it is still not enough in many areas.

This E-Market update covers the impact of crisis and how sector has responded. The taxi & ride-hailing will face many changes in the long term and may never recover.

Speakers:

Joe Ma, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group

Lidia Signor, Combined Mobility Manager, UITP and Jaspal Singh, Senior Expert - IT & Development, UITP

Dr. Yousif Mohammad Al Ali, CEO, Dubai Taxi Corporation

Elia Ferrer Travé, Senior Manager Public Affairs, FreeNow

Matt Daus, President of the International Association of Transport Regulators (IATR)

Chris Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation, Uber

Kevin Liu, VP (Sales & Marketing), Streamax

Operation planning and scheduling always play an important role for the asset utilisation in the public transport industry.
Operation planning is becoming more complex with scheduling algorithms, comprehensive costing capabilities and demand forecasting. These systems will become vital for electric and autonomous vehicles, as it is highly important to have optimised use of assets and network planning. Further, these tools generate a more actionable set of data, which can be used to enhance the network coverage. The role of robust planning and scheduling tools is more critical under the current circumstances, where authorities / operators are trying to balance so many parameters including low ridership, safe distancing, staff availability etc.

This E-Market Update will invite industry experts to share technology advancement and upcoming innovation by showcasing different case studies.

Speakers:

Guillaume Gibon, CEO, Business Development Manager, CITIO:
“Using occupancy data for better planning and scheduling”

Dr Claus Dohmen, Head of Research and Education, IVU:
“Integrated IT Systems in Public Transport: Improving Planning and Scheduling Efficiency”

Dave Joshua, General Manager, Europe, OPTIBUS:
“Build Back Better: Planning & Scheduling Public Transport After COVID-19”

Moritz Oesterlink, Director of Business Development, GHT:
”Demand & Supply Matching or How to Save Money in Demand Responsive Transport Systems"

Safety and availability of crew members was one of the key challenges for transport authorities and operators to operate fleets during the current crisis. Some cities used autonomous vehicles to transfer essential materials.

Autonomous mobility will play an important role to change urban mobility. The current crisis has clearly highlighted the need to shift partially to autonomous services to provide seamless services in cities. However, autonomous vehicles could lead to healthier, more competitive and greener cities - but only if the vehicles are integrated into an effective public transport network.

This E-Market Update shares key insights from industry experts about the future of mobility and the role of autonomous mobility.

Speakers:

Benjamin Pfeifer, Director Sales & Marketing, Ioki:
Ioki - Demand Responsive Transport Meets Autonomous Driving

Thibault Lécuyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Padam Mobility:
Public Transit as the Most Relevant Testing Field for Autonomous Mobility

Luc Texier, Head of Sales Europe, Bestmile:
Integrating Autonomous Vehicles with Public Transport Systems is a Must-have. A Case Study Using Bestmile Platform

2. E-Market Update: Innovative ticketing solutions to ensure business continuity (9 June 2020)

2. E-Market Update: Innovative ticketing solutions to ensure business continuity (9 June 2020)
The public transport sector has been badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak resulting in an 80 to 90% decline in ridership statistics across all cities. Many cities were forced to completely shut down their ticketing systems as they were not provided with contactless features. The revenues of many operators were virtually zero. This crisis highlights the need for new innovative ticketing solutions to enable public transport operators to restart their services and collect fares.

3. E-Market Update: Leveraging big data and data analytics to achieve safe distancing (30 June 2020)

3. E-Market Update: Leveraging big data and data analytics to achieve safe distancing (30 June 2020)
Public Transport operators are facing double a challenge after the coronavirus outbreak. On the one hand, they are facing the challenge of declining ridership and on the other hand, they need to maintain the service level to ensure social distancing in the vehicles. Different operators are using different technologies including weighing sensors, QR codes, video cameras etc. to ensure equal distribution of crowds at stations and on trains. This web seminar will highlight the role of big data and data analytics to manage schedules, predict demand patterns and analyse different sensors.

4. E-Market Update: On-demand Mobility Solutions to keep cities up and running (22 July 2020)

4. E-Market Update: On-demand Mobility Solutions to keep cities up and running (22 July 2020)
Public Transport operators are facing challenges with low ridership and changing demand patterns. Many cities are looking for innovative solutions to optimise their services and minimise their cost of operation. Even for the post-COVID-19 era, they are looking to create flexible and direct service lines in the city by developing in-house solutions or partnering with third parties. This web seminar will showcase some of the case studies around the world and present some of the on-demand mobility solutions for operators.

5. E-Market Update: Restarting Public Transport with Customer Service Excellence (11 August 2020)

5. E-Market Update: Restarting Public Transport with Customer Service Excellence (11 August 2020)
The Public Transport industry is striving to recover from the impact of COVID-19 on services and ridership. All transport agencies are implementing different strategies to bring back lost ridership, and at the same time, ensure safe travel for riders. Public transport operators are planning different marketing campaigns to build confidence of the riders. The organisations are also piloting many tools using AI, big data and complex algorithm to provide customer experience and services including using loyalty programmes, customer service robots and chat bots, real-time passenger information and seamless payment options. This web seminar will focus on some of the solutions created by the industry to achieve service excellence and customer experience.

6. E-Market Update: Mobility-as-a-Service: Building a holistic mobility experience (08 September 2020)

6. E-Market Update: Mobility-as-a-Service: Building a holistic mobility experience (08 September 2020)
The urban mobility landscape is evolving fast; the number of mobility services is growing rapidly. Yet for the user it can be challenging being confronted by all these options when choosing the best way to travel. Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is emerging as the platform for the integration of different transport services (such as public transport, ride-sharing, car-sharing, bike-sharing, scooter-sharing, taxi, car rental, ride-hailing and others) in one single digital mobility offer, with active mobility and an efficient public transport system as its basis. The current pandemic has big impact on the public transport ridership and there is need to attract passengers back to public transport. MaaS can be a tool to provide integrated public transport offerings and a seamless journey experience to riders.

7. E-Market Update: Taxis and Ride-hailing in the Era of Coronavirus: Future Outlook (15 September 2020)

7. E-Market Update: Taxis and Ride-hailing in the Era of Coronavirus: Future Outlook (15 September 2020)
The public transport industry has been impacted badly in the last 6 months due to the current pandemic. The taxi and ride-hailing industry has faced a major impact due to lockdowns and travel restrictions in different cities. Yet at the same time, it has played a major role in providing mobility in cities. There are a wide-range of responses from cities authorities to support the industry, but it is still not enough in many areas. This E-Market update covers the impact of crisis and how sector has responded. The taxi & ride-hailing will face many changes in the long term and may never recover.

8. E-Market Update: Building integrated planning & scheduling tools for authorities and operators (6 October 2020)

8. E-Market Update: Building integrated planning & scheduling tools for authorities and operators (6 October 2020)
Operation planning and scheduling always play an important role for the asset utilisation in the public transport industry. Operation planning is becoming more complex with scheduling algorithms, comprehensive costing capabilities and demand forecasting. These systems will become vital for electric and autonomous vehicles, as it is highly important to have optimised use of assets and network planning. Further, these tools generate a more actionable set of data, which can be used to enhance the network coverage. The role of robust planning and scheduling tools is more critical under the current circumstances, where authorities / operators are trying to balance so many parameters including low ridership, safe distancing, staff availability etc. This E-Market Update invites industry experts to share technology advancement and upcoming innovation by showcasing different case studies.

9. E-Market Update: Autonomous mobility: Shifting towards better mobility (10 November 2020)

9. E-Market Update: Autonomous mobility: Shifting towards better mobility (10 November 2020)
Safety and availability of crew members was one of the key challenges for transport authorities and operators to operate fleets during the current crisis. Some cities used autonomous vehicles to transfer essential materials. Autonomous mobility will play an important role to change urban mobility. The current crisis has clearly highlighted the need to shift partially to autonomous services to provide seamless services in cities. However, autonomous vehicles could lead to healthier, more competitive and greener cities - but only if the vehicles are integrated into an effective public transport network. This E-Market Update shares key insights from industry experts about the future of mobility and the role of autonomous mobility.