DB-owned technology company ioki launches the Route software as new navigation software for buses and rail replacement services.
ioki Route has the goal of simplifying navigation, reducing accidents, supporting training. Research & Development project has been carried out together with Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). BVG will soon be using ioki Route on bus routes in Berlin’s complex urban transportation network, ioki states.
ioki Route software available starting with Germany
Initially only developed for the German market, the software is set to be rolled out across Europe in the course of 2024.
DB Regio Bus Mitte, bus service providers and subsidiaries of Deutsche Bahn, have been using the software for up to 200 bus drivers on nine bus routes in and around the city since the timetable change in December 2023.
Ioki explains that “The system offers precise route navigation and route adjustments in real time, simplifying training and ensuring increased safety for drivers on new routes. In addition, ioki Route helps to avoid accidents that can be caused by bridges that are too low, for example”.
The ioki Route app currently runs on all commercially available Android smartphones and is based on familiar navigation apps.
“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,” says Managing Director Dr. Michael Barillère-Scholz, summarising ioki’s latest development. “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.”