The eMobility Cube is a pilot project of the subsidy program "Schaufenster Elektromobilität" (Shop Window Electromobility) of the Federal Government. Our task was to make future mobility on the smartphone more tangible - so that the involved user groups, such as commuters, citizens and visitors of the city of Wolfsburg no longer tackle the subject of electromobility with the handbrake applied.

EXPERIENCING FUTURE MOBILITY SUPPORTED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

The project: At the Electromobility Centre eMobility Cube in Wolfsburg's main railway station, interested people can already experience future mobility: Here they are given access to electric cars and e-bikes, which can be rented at stations in the urban area. In addition, there is a co-working space, as well as regular events around electromobility.

The eMobility Cube is based on the "MicroCity" concept of Volkswagen's futurology. The project is supported by the federal government in context of a promotional program, named "Schaufenster Elektromobilität" (Shop Window Electromobility). Project partners are the State of Lower Saxony, the city of Wolfsburg, Volkswagen-futurology, Wolfsburg AG and the metropolitan regions of Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Wolfsburg.

SPEEDING TO CAR-SHARING
THANKS TO CODE-SHARING

Our part: Due to the tight schedule, we had only a few weeks for development – not enough time actually. However, we have made it possible: A special technology approach has allowed us to use parts of the app on all platforms.

The app and website share the bulk of the source code. Subsystems of car- and bike sharing providers could be integrated into the front end. So we could realise an expeditious development process and we were able to keep up with the schedule.

Another plus:
Thanks to this development strategy, the effort for maintenance and further development will now be minimised as well.

AN APP THAT COMES IN HANDY

The customer benefit: Car and bike sharing does work conveniently via mobile app: Depending on the user's location, available vehicles are clearly displayed on a map and can be booked. Just after a few clicks the journey can start. Even opening and closing of the vehicles can be done by app. Keys were yesterday.

Whether you just want to get information or register right away, there is also a comprehensive website with details on the use and handling of the eMobilityCube. The co-working spaces at the Wolfsburg eMobility Cube can be booked directly. We have also implemented this as a responsive website.

WOLFSBURG GOES INTO EXTRA TIME

The conclusion: A challenging project, mainly due to the tight time frame. But since the launch on 19th October 2015, the eMobility Cube is not only the talk of the town, but  it is also a complete success. We are glad that we were able to contribute to this project with a creative solution. Thus, the city of Wolfsburg extended the project beyond the planned duration.

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT YOU?

We can not only bring an app into being. We are also able to be creative without any time pressure.  Please feel free to contact us if you need support - for example, while developing your mobile apps, web apps, or backends. We are looking forward to your call at
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