New ioki Route designed to ease rail replacement and bus routes

ioki, a tech company specialising in digital public transport, is launching a product designed to simplify the navigation and route management of buses and rail replacement services.

Using the new ioki Route software, the company is focused on reducing accidents and driving the wrong-way. Measures can be implemented on an ad-hoc basis, as is often necessary in rail replacement services. It has also been developed with personnel driving on unknown routes in mind.

ioki Route incorporates an app for drivers and a separate control-centre system. Initially only developed for the German market, the software is set to be rolled out across Europe in the course of 2024.

The system should provide precise route navigation and route adjustments in real time, the aim being to simplify training and ensure increased safety for drivers on new routes. In addition, ioki Route helps to avoid low bridge collisions.

The ioki Route app currently runs on all commercially available Android smartphones and is based on familiar navigation apps. The software has been designed to ensure that routes can be created and changed quickly and seamlessly.

“ioki Route is a real game-changer for transport companies and their employees” – ioki Managing Director, Dr. Michael Barillère-Scholz

ioki Managing Director, Dr. Michael Barillère-Scholz, said: “ioki Route is a real game-changer for transport companies and their employees. We want to make it as easy as possible to use – simply download the app, select the bus type and route and bus drivers will be able to travel comparatively safely through traffic. We are convinced that digital public transport increases the attractiveness of everyday mobility for passengers, employees and transport companies. With ioki Route, we are implementing this maxim in scheduled services.”

ioki Route is the result of an R&D project together with German bus operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). Over the past few months, ioki’s development team has been working with BVG’s bus and operations experts to optimise the user-friendly app. BVG will soon be using ioki Route on bus routes in Berlin’s complex urban transportation network.


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