Everything on call: efficient on-demand transportation via app
On-demand transportation options flexibly complement public transportation offerings in low-traffic times and areas. MENTZ’s integrated solution makes this system especially efficient – for passengers and transportation companies alike.
for passengers: Public transportation and on-demand transportation, information, booking, and payment in a single app
for transportation companies: Collections, personalization, and scheduling in a single system
suitable for on-demand shuttles and demand-driven route service
separate map-based driver app with information on pending trips
multi-client-capable: each company sees only its own on-demand trips
intelligent combination of requested trips
live tracking of vehicles
automatic accounting based on collected data
01Call up connections to on-demand transportation02Book an on-demand bus03Manage bookings04Notify and organize drivers via app05Schedule on-demand trips06Collect common data for on-demand transportation07Statistical trip analysis
Call up connections to on-demand transportation
On-demand transportation can be integrated seamlessly into the existing public transportation system. After origin, destination, and desired departure time are entered, possible connections with classical public transportation and on-demand bus are output.
For example, the passenger is offered an on-demand bus to the next commuter railway station.
Book an on-demand bus
The user can call up the entire trip via an app and book and pay for it online. The booking process is started simply by clicking the “Book online” button.
The passenger then selects the number of tickets he needs. He can also indicate whether he needs extra room for such items as wheelchairs or strollers.
Booking requests are processed directly. If a booking is successful, the passenger immediately receives a confirmation. The background system is from MENTZ, of course.
In the “My bookings” area, the passenger can view booked trips and change them at any time before they begin.
Bookings can be freely cancelled at any time.
Notify and organize drivers via app
In the so-called driver app, drivers can call up and display on-demand trips relevant to them. The exact route option is noted for each trip, as are the individual stops with departure and arrival times.
At each stop, the driver is notified of any strollers, wheelchairs, or luggage that is to be loaded.
Schedule on-demand trips
An algorithm optimizes and pools trip requests from individual passengers to create trips. Vehicles are deployed more efficiently.
Collect common data for on-demand transportation
On-demand transportation can be conveniently captured in the background system as route or area. Routes have pre-defined stops (red), while areas encompass a stop area with pre-defined virtual stopping points (blue). Within these stop areas, the passenger can board or alight wherever he wants.
Statistical trip analysis
The driver app constantly reports the position of all vehicles to the connected background system. This allows planned route options to be compared to the routes that are actually driven. Automatic billing and other statistical analyses can also be performed.