Smart Cities, where intelligent apps always
find the ideal means of transport, are one of the most important topics
of the future for the mobility industry. in-tech aims to provide smart
solutions for this mobility of the future. In addition to topics such as
electromobility, autonomous driving or car sharing, the company’s focus
is therefore also on multimodal mobility – the seamless interchange
between different modes of transport. Together with the innogy
Innovation Hub, in-tech decided to sign an investment in the mobility
startup Rydies, which develops platform for urban short-distance
Andreas Nelskamp is known for his work in various projects in the
field of “New Mobility”. Among other things he was decisively involved
in the development of car2go (Carsharing by Daimler). The start-up
Rydies, founded in mid-2017, will focus primarily on the key issues of
short-distance mobility and services for digitization and connectivity.
Rydies wants to bundle all relevant information in one platform: offers,
information, booking and payment functions for bicycles, e-bikes, cargo
bikes, e-microscooters and similar small vehicles. The core element is
the connectivity of existing services around urban short-distance
mobility. With one click, users get an overview of rental stations as
well as parking, sharing and charging possibilities. This promotes
everyday mobility by answering questions such as: Where can one safely
park one’s bicycle at work or dinner? Where can you rent a cargo bike
for shopping? Or how can the e-bike be loaded for the next tour?
Platform offers B2B2C functions
Rydies primarily addresses mobility and transport companies, public
transport companies and map providers who want to use information,
booking and payment of “everyday mobility” for their own apps or web
applications. “For example, railway companies could use Rydies to
integrate safe parking facilities for private bicycles and bicycle
rental offers in the vicinity of stations into their own app,” says
in-tech CEO Christian Wagner.
With in-tech into the mobility of the future
“Connected services”, which connect different forms of mobility and
their infrastructure are also a focus of in-tech. The engineering
company works on the connection of vehicles, buses, trains, e-bikes,
charging stations etc. as well as on suitable services for car sharing,
parking lot searches, e-mobility charging options and much more. The
company expects the investment in Rydies to be an ideal complement to
this. “With in-tech, Rydies has found a partner who can contribute its
extensive competence in software engineering,” says founder and managing
director Andreas Nelskamp.
Worldwide deployment planned for 2021
From January 2018 onwards, the further technical development of the
platform will start, in which in-tech will play a decisive role and will
take over a part of the development scope. Gradually, the platform and
functions are to be expanded further and will also be used in other
countries. A worldwide deployment of the platform in 2021 is the
in-tech shapes digitalization in the automotive industry, rail transport and industry. The company develops solutions for the automotive, eMobility, transport systems and smart industry sectors. The developers and engineers at in-tech work, for example, on topics such as autonomous driving, electromobility, digital rail or smart industrial production.
The company was founded in 2002 and has been consistently growing ever since. in-tech currently employs around 1700 people at locations in Germany, Austria, the USA, China, the UK, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Spain and Romania. The owner-managed company shines as an excellent employer with an outstanding corporate culture: the company has already received several awards for its good working atmosphere, internal team spirit and excellent work-life balance.