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Uber’s European rival ViaVan is helping healthcare workers in Berlin with on-demand shared rides

In the wake of the irritating coronavirus disaster, loads of ride-hailing providers throughout the globe are suspending their operation. Faced with the present disaster, cities, and public transit authorities internationally are actively in search of versatile mobility options to assist important staff get to work safely.

However, few firms determined to assist these frontline heroes by their platform. Recently, ViaVan, a three way partnership between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans in Europe and an Uber rival has introduced partnership with Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). They plan to supply on-demand shared trip providers to important healthcare employees to assist transport them throughout the coronavirus public well being disaster.

The new service has been introduced as BerlKönig service and can begin from March 25 to April 19. It will probably be solely supplied as free on-demand rides for medical and nursing employees throughout night-time hours. Authorised healthcare employees will probably be requested to supply documentation to register for the service.

Chris Snyder, CEO of ViaVan, stated:

“Getting important employees to work reliably and safely has by no means been extra vital. Digitally-enabled transport providers just like the BerlKönig can play an important position in permitting public transport to adapt to demand amidst quickly altering conditions. We are proud to use our expertise and operational experience to help important mobility for important healthcare employees in Berlin throughout these difficult instances.”

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During this time, the BerlKönig will function from 9 p.m. to five:30 a.m. in an expanded zone, transporting employees throughout shift adjustments when and the place transport is required most.

Three passengers per car

The service space contains the complete S-Bahn ring and an extension to town outskirts to incorporate extra hospitals. Rides will probably be restricted to 3 passengers per car, to permit for correct social distancing, consistent with public well being suggestions.

More details about BerlKönig particular journeys for important healthcare employees will probably be introduced shortly by way of the BerlKönig app and www.berlkönig.de.

Dr. Rolf Erfurt, Chief Operating Officer of BVG, stated:

“With our giant buses and trains, we provide all Berliners who nonetheless have to be cell on this tough scenario, a dependable and secure provide. Healthcare employees, docs, and nurses are additionally at present delivering high efficiency. For that, we are saying thanks for our BerlKönig particular journeys.”

Actively in search of versatile mobility options

The partnership between ViaVan and BVG demonstrates how technology-enabled options can swiftly step in to utilise current infrastructure to supply protected, dependable, and environment friendly mobility providers for important employees whereas complementing current public transit methods.

ViaVan is partnering with municipalities, public transit companies, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits around the globe to assist make the most of current transit infrastructure throughout this time of emergency.

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Main picture credit: ViaVan

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