What about people today who do not want to or cannot own a car? About half of the Swiss population lives in communities with 100-12,000 inhabitants with little or at least reduced availability of mobility services. Often, family members play driving service for people who cannot be mobile themselves in these communities. They take the grandfather to the hairdresser or drive the daughter to football training.
We enable people to be independently mobile without a car.
In doing so, we combine the three themes of mobility, new technology and sustainability in small communities, in the countryside and in the Alps.
The idea for mybuxi was born in January 2018 during the first Mobility Meetup of the open innovation platform: “innolab smart mobility”. The question was: “Why is public transport still supply-oriented in times of “on demand”?”
Only, is that a really relevant question? In Swiss cities: no. Dense tram, bus and S-Bahn networks as well as taxis cover needs around the clock. The situation is different in the countryside.
The question was: is there a real need for “demand-led mobility services” in rural areas? The answer: yes.
The communities in our service areas have received a better service for a fraction of the cost of a local bus: the average waiting and journey time is significantly less than a scheduled local bus and the service spans 18/19 hours, 7 days a week.
If you want to have mybuxi in your region: we would be very happy to hear from you.