Moia: The collection taxi of the future

Berlin, 4. December 2017

Auto companies were yesterday, a mobility service provider today. Companies such as Mercedes or Volkswagen have to adapt to the future. And the means, perhaps, that not everyone wants to be mobile, it has also, inevitably, a car. Some people don't want it, many others can, especially in the cities. Car-Sharing is already no longer the most famous attempt by the car companies, to earn still some money. However, in the future will not split the car, but the journey. So it presents at least Moia, the "mobility company" by Volkswagen.

Collective Transport

The magic word, Ride-Pooling", in a sense, the modern Version of the shared-taxi is here ". This means that Several people with similar Start and end points to be picked up and transported. Moia-chief Ole Harms returns as a goal, "to relieve, by 2025, cities in Europe and the United States to one Million vehicles." In a first project, the entire Eco-System including vehicle start and the end of 2018 in Hamburg. It consists of an App with which passengers can order a Moia vehicle and can pay. Even before the Order will be displayed when a vehicle is available, and what the journey will cost. A Pooling algorithm summarizes the passengers with a similar destination, in order to optimize the utilization of the vehicles.

Shared taxi with luxury cabin

How such a vehicle will look, shows the Moia. It is an electric van based on the VW Crafter, in which six passengers. The number is held for the benefit of a spacious interior is deliberately small. It's free-standing seats with large legroom, which can be reached also conveniently. Also, who wants no contact with the rest of the passengers should feel comfortable, a kind of quasi-Business-Class-on-wheels. Therefore, each seat is a dimmable reading lamp and USB ports, in addition to quick Wi-Fi. For Luggage there are in addition to the driver a visible extra. The range of the Moia-bus is over 300 kilometres to the WLTP cycle, within 30 minutes, can be charged to 80 percent capacity.(rh)