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Meet Me

communication app that helps making public transport lively

Our app MeetMe helps people to get genuine social contacts during their journey on public transportation which not only helps to face against problems of social isolation but helps public transportation to be a totally new experience.

Team
MeetMe
Morris Schacht, Julia Böhme, Tim Kauer, Joshua Lorenz, Sidney Steinberger
Contact details
uml.meetme+climathon@gmail.com

Mobility: Smart public transportation systems

Mobility, as a basic need of mankind, affects all of us permanently. The Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (rnv) fosters a sustainable strategy of innovation, efficiency, an increase of the modal split, benefits for the environment [...]

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communication app that helps making public transport lively

Our app MeetMe helps people to get genuine social contacts during their journey on public transportation which not only helps to face against problems of social isolation but helps public transportation to be a totally new experience.

Solution context

Precisely because, according to ZeitOnline, the decision of the German Minister of Transport, Andreas Scheuer, that climate-damaging mobility should neither be banned nor significantly increased in price the question arises in environmental policy and with public transport companies as to how passenger transport can nevertheless be relocated to the rails of public transport. However since according to Zeit billions of euros are made available here for the improvement of the public transport infrastructure there is still one question that remains unanswered...
Do new track beds make public transport more attractive ?

Here at least evaluations of online surveys show that of 1,872 respondents, 75% in general seem to be rather satisfied with the services offered by the transport associations.
Only in terms of punctuality and cleanliness did the public transport system suffer from a reduction in the number of respondents, but even here the majority of respondents see that the whole thing is less problematic.

Overall, it is therefore unlikely that the renovation of public transport will directly lead to people getting on trains in the future.

The fact is, however, that the second most frequent reason for using public transport is the journey time, which can be used to get things done.

I hope that by now you got our direction towards we are heading.

 

https://www.zeit.de/mobilitaet/2019-09/deutsche-bahn-klimapolitik-klimapaket-puenktlichkeit-faq

https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/156402/umfrage/zufriedenheit-mit-den-oeffentlichen-verkehrsmitteln-in-verschiedenen-deutschen-staedten/

 

Solution description

Now we emerge. We have realised that a valuable aspect of travelling by train is the ability to do things in the course of the journey. People want to use their time sensibly. But... we also want to pursue our needs. let it be drawing, reading, listening to music, chatting with friends and social media.... "chat" with friends and "social media".
Yes, we humans want to communicate and exchange. No doubt. It's just that we're not always that conscious to also do it in reality. But we also listen to a person when reading or listening to music. We are even actively involved in chatting.

And this is exactly where we see the potential for public transport. Make rail travel attractive by promoting the possibility of pursuing the pursuit of interpersonal communication.
Particularly in local transport, where it is hardly possible to pursue the second largest aspect of rail travel. Because here the journey times are often too short to do something quickly.

That's why we've generated ideas on how to get people to take up the interpersonal skills again.
An app that helps you to find people with similar interests on your trip who are or want to be part of this new community.
Marked areas with theme compartments to entertain each other.
Or just talk time away when theres delay.

The whole thing pursues even deeper reasons, because we don't just want to make sustainable means of transport more attractive. We want to help people who are new in town. Promote interpersonal relationships in society, because we moved too far from what distinguishes a society through everyday stress.

Social contacts do us good because humans are social beings. And what is more human then being a human being.

 

Prototyp

https://xd.adobe.com/view/65b8a700-8f16-4046-69a4-fc801e5dbafa-1389/

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