BeMup provides mobility by subscription and will start operation early 2019 in Weststellingwerf. BeMup users can request rides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The wait time is 5 minutes in metropolitan areas and 10 minutes in rural areas. The first project is used to develop an optimal pre-emptive positioning of vehicles across the region, in order to provide quick and effective transportation. The target group for the pilot consists partly of people who will switch from a private car to our mobility subscription and partly of people who currently do not have a good mobility service available. This last group will be able to participate in all social events, not limited by transportation inadequacies.
BeMup will open up in the second half of 2018 for people interested in the pilot. During the pilot (1 year), BeMup will charge a limited rate for its 24/7 mobility service. The pilot service will be delived using vehicles with BeMup staff onboard to drive and support customers. BeMup is working with the Ministry of I&W to obtain a license to operate autonomous vehicles. The pilot will be monitored closely by the municipality of Weststellingwerf, in her responsibilies of road managemer, WMO-authority and director of the public space.
BeMup provides a services that will deliver an experience equal to or better than that of operating a dedicated car. The travel time will be equal: a slight delay in taking of on a trip is compensated by a reduced time at the destination: you will be delivered in front of your destination. No need to find a parking space, pay the duties and walk back to the destination.
BeMup accepts instant ride requests. Our subscribers do not have to book rides in advance. That, however, is possible. All this delivers advantages to the subscribers:
- BeMup subscribers do not have to buy/lease their own car
- BeMup subscribers do not need a driver’s license
- BeMup subscribers can book rides based on the desired time of arrival
- BeMup subscribers pay a fixed monthly fee for a fixed amount of kilometers
Using BeMup is safer than driving yourself. The mobility subscription model enables smart congestion management by throttling traffic in hot spots.
BeMup service can be integrated in recreational offerings, facilitate commute traffic 24/7 and costs less than using a dedicated private car – at least up to a distance of 50,000 km per year. BeMup will explain the options for integration upon request.