ViaVan and Transit Authority Partnership, Berlin, Germany, 2017
5 minutes Date Enacted: Dec 20, 2017 Dates given are approximate.
Via and Mercedes-Benz, through their ViaVan joint venture, have in turn partnered with Berlin’s public transit authority, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) to form the largest-in-world public-sector on-demand shuttle service. The fleet will consist of 300 vehicles, including an all-electric minibus. Pending regulatory approval, the service will begin operations in spring 2018, and users will be able to book trips through the BVG app.