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ÖV42: AI-powered Green Mobility

The 1st Ecosystem Start-Up of 42hacks saving tons of CO2 
together with a strong Alliance

Public Transport and Green Mobility as THE secret Climate Champion

27x less CO2 emissions
per passenger-km

A train journey releases 27x less CO2 than a comparable journey in a regular car per passenger kilometre. The environmental impact of trains with two floors is even better.

Source: BAFU, Avenir Suisse, SBB

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Our Approach
Our Artificial Intelligence to power smart mobility 

Historical and real-time mobility data is analysed by our artificial intelligence (AI) and gives us insight into:


  • Traffic relationships between multiple points down to 1 km2 accuracy Peak times and traffic volumes.

  • Travel time comparison between car and public transport

  • The CO2 emissions of the mobility volume of a region or municipality

  • Optimisation potentials, e.g. for timetable density or first and last mile

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Our Goal
Decrease Modal Split of Motorised Individual Vehicles and save tons of CO2 by harnessing the power of AI

Despite a modern public transport network in Switzerland, the car is still as popular as it was more than a decade ago. But it is precisely this shift towards green mobility options, particularly public transportation, that would significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Over 40% of CO2 emissions come from mobility, largely from private motorised transport, i.e. driving a car.
So we asked ourselves:
What if we could double the percentage of public transport in total traffic?And more importantly, how can we achieve this?

Anker Approach

Our Approach
Agile Experiments for Behavioural Change

We apply radical co-creation and invite different stakeholders to develop and
test mobility solutions with us.

ore needs-based offers should contribute to, sustainably influence people's behaviour towards a more climate-friendly choice of means of transport.

ÖV42 succeeds as the 1st 42hacks Start-Up
A Strong Alliance with Industry Partners

Fully Committed to the Success of ÖV42
Meet the Co-Founders

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Marc Stoffel

B-to-B Sales

Winning People

Build&Share Vision

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Christoph Forsting

Scaling Companies

Building Culture

Good Organizer

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Jessica P. Schmid

Open Innovation


Design Thinking

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Nicolás Vergara

Researcher in AI



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Dianis Caro



Social Impact

Jan 14, 2023

Radio SRF

Postauto-Route zum Flumserberg mitbestimmt (ab Min 05:48)

January 14, 2023

Nov 28, 2022


So viele Pendler sind auf ausgewählten Strecken mit der Bahn und dem Auto unterwegs

November 28, 2022

Oct 26, 2022

BZ Berner Zeitung

Im «Pop-up»-Zug direkt von Ostermundigen nach Burgdorf

October 26, 2022

Oct 26, 2022

ÖV42: Mit Daten und Hackathons die Mobilität

October 26, 2022

Oct 26, 2022

St. Galler Tagblatt

Nur 21 Prozent nutzen den öffentlichen Verkehr – jetzt will ein Pilotprojekt Autofahrer zum Umstieg auf den Zug bewegen

October 26, 2022

Sep 2, 2022

StartUp Ticker

Klima-Beichtstuhl am Bahnhof Bern

September 2, 2022

Jan 6, 2023


Online über die Postauto-Haltestellen abgestimmt

January 6, 2023

Nov 22, 2022

SRF 10vor10

Experiment 31days auf SRF 10vor10

November 22, 2022

Oct 26, 2022


Weg vom Auto, rein in den Zug: BLS testet verschiedene Angebote

October 26, 2022

Oct 25, 2022

SOB Direkt

Wie ÖV42 mit Daten, guten Ideen und Pilotprojekten die Mobilität verändern will

October 25, 2022

Oct 26, 2022


Wie die ÖV-Branche die Menschen aus den Autos locken will

October 26, 2022



Ostschweizer Klimahacker lancieren ÖV-Kampagne


Dec 18, 2022


«Wir müssen noch viel mehr Leute auf die Bahn bringen – und zwar schnell»

December 18, 2022

Oct 26, 2022


Mit Daten und Hackathons die Mobilität verändern

October 26, 2022

Oct 26, 2022

L'intelligenza artificiale per ottimizzare i trasporti pubblici

October 26, 2022

Oct 26, 2022


Swiss public transport project to rollout AI pilot to streamline services

October 26, 2022

Oct 26, 2022

Bärn Today

BLS will mit Pop-up-Zug Kunden gewinnen

October 26, 2022

ÖV42 in the Media

Anker Press

Blast from the Past
How the Idea was born

Already before the Start-Up Alliance «ÖV42» was founded we were hacking around the topic of AI and Mobility under the hypothesis that there is a tremendous untapped potential.

Together with a group of dedicated 42hacks members (some of which today are Co-Founders of ÖV42) we developed a Pitch for the «Shift2Rail & Siemens Mobility hackathon Hack2Rail» in October 2021.

We won the 1st Prize in this Pitch, which was a huge motivation to keep pushing for AI-powered Smart Mobility. 

The high-level jury was formed by nine members, under the patronage ofMs Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, and co-chaired by Mr Kristian Schmidt, Director of Land Transport, European Commission and Ms Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director of Clean Planet, European Commission.

Watch the Pitch (full length) in the Video below.

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And the Announcement of the 1st Prize Winners

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