We are pioneering new mobility solutions for cities worldwide and we need your help. For a limited time, we will be testing an innovative new shuttle service in Stuttgart called Flex Pilot. Our goal is to extensively test the on-demand software that makes the service possible.
With our Flex Pilot service, you can book a ride with one of our shuttles to conveniently get you from Point A to Point B for free. You can use the Flex Pilot app to book your trips. If other passengers have similar starting points and destinations, or if part of the route is similar, you will share the vehicle. If other passengers hop on spontaneously, this could change your route. You can use the Flex Pilot app to book your trips. Our goal is to help predict and model how to efficiently move people through cities. Ready to be a part of our journey?
After the initial testing phase in December 2017, the service will be available again from January 11 to 13, January 18 to 20, January 25 to 27 and February 1 to 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. the following day.
Download the Flex Pilot app for free in the App Store or the Google Play Store
Simply use your e-mail address or your Google or Facebook account to register.
Create a profile with your personal information. And you’re ready to go!
Enter your destination, departure time, and the number of passengers.
Important: your trip must start and end within our service area.
Choose a connection in the Flex Pilot app and tap “Book” to confirm your free ride.
Wait at the agreed-upon location and the Flex Point shuttle will pick you up. The driver will ask you for your name when you get in the vehicle to make sure that you are in the right shuttle.
If you no longer require a ride, tap “Cancel ride” and you can cancel it for free.
You can hop on our Flex Pilot shuttles at predefined pickup and drop-off points (“virtual stops”). They are easy to navigate on foot (a maximum of 200 meters) and are automatically suggested by the app based on your current location. The Flex Pilot app also shows exactly how to get to the pickup location and how to get from the drop-off location to your destination.
Next testing phase: January 11 to 13, January 18 to 20, January 25 to 27 and February 1 to 3 from 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. the following day. Additional dates are currently in the works.
You can test our shuttle service in Stuttgart’s inner city area as well as in selected suburbs. Please note that trips must start and end within this area. The map shows the exact boundaries of the service area.
The shuttles are all black Mercedes-Benz V-Class sedans with “Flex Pilot” printed on the sides. The Flex Pilot app will provide you with the license plate number of the vehicle that will bring you from Point A to Point B.
We want to continually improve our shuttle service and we need your help. We sincerly appreciate any and all feedback to help us power the next generation of urban mobility. To participate join our Facebook group or send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
As a small token of our appreciation, when you send us your feedback by January 31, 2018, you will be entered to win one of 20 Amazon gift certificates worth € 40 each.