Target group transport Walcheren to Hala Zeeland and Taxi de Vlieger

The Zeeland company Hala Zeeland, part of TCR Middelburg, and Taxi de Vlieger Zierikzee will be carrying out the target group transport on Walcheren in the coming four years. 

The three Walcheren municipalities jointly awarded them the route transport, demand-dependent transport and the stop taxi of the municipality of Veere. 

welfare, care and to grow up on Walcheren

The transport must be requested from Porthos. Porthos is the municipal counter for the residents of Walcheren where people can apply for the Youth Act or the Social Support Act (Wmo). Porthos also offers access to the Youth Act on Walcheren.

There are various healthcare laws that regulate healthcare in the Netherlands. This is mainly due to the reimbursement for care. The Youth Act and the Social Support Act fall under the responsibility of the municipalities that have transferred this to Porthos.


With Pitane Mobility Narrowcasting you are assured of a total solution for screen communication, which includes everything, including hardware and software, installation and management.

Our years of experience enable us to anticipate developments. We know the transport market and know what the traveler needs.

Information extension that is current in the waiting room

Pitane Mobility Narrowcasting is provided with current news messages and traffic information. Via the user-friendly system you can quickly and easily adjust your own messages and manage the broadcast with minimal technical knowledge.

Pitane Mobility concludes a partner agreement with Here Technologies

Man Using GPS Navigation System In Car

HERE Technologies is a company that offers map and location data and related services to individuals and companies. It is largely in the hands of a consortium of German car companies, while other companies also have minority interests.

The company has over 6,500 employees worldwide and is today owned by the BMW, Audi, Daimler and Intel consortium. The company was once founded by Navteq and later taken over by Nokia.

Navigation as a service is just the beginning

Despite the fact that this partner agreement costs a lot of time and money for Censys BV in Eindhoven, we are convinced that it must be a fully-fledged alternative to the current integration of Google Maps.

"The main reason for integrating HERE is the planned development of new products and services within Pitane Mobility for taxi and coach companies."

Pitane Mobility version 10 will use the following HERE services, among others:

  • Geocoding - Highly accurate mapping of geo coordinates and addresses
  • Positioning - Device tracing and positioning for inside and outside, online and offline
  • Fleet Telematics - Advanced algorithms for optimal routing and planning with an extensive set of data, including attributes, costs and environmental zones
  • Routing - accurate instructions to a destination using different transport modes (car, bus, taxi, public transport, bicycle) and using matrix and isoline algorithms
  • Places - Extensive set of Points of Interest with rich attribution for more than 400 categories
  • Map tiles - Pre-displayed map tiles with various display types, such as a regular map, satellite images, and terrain
  • Folder Image - Pre-rendered map images that are already optimized for both desktop and mobile devices
Signing legal document

Politicians and press score easily due to insufficient knowledge of the rules

Under the Social Support Act (Wmo), citizens can use special transport. There are differences in implementation and carrier per municipality. There are standards in the market and statutory rates to which municipalities and transporters are bound, but quality requirements in municipalities' procurement program vary considerably.

Political opposition and press score easily due to insufficient knowledge of the rules of the game

Taxis arrive late, they double or the drivers do not sufficiently help the passengers. These are just a few comments where the opposition parties are spinning politically and the local press all too often sees enough to put the implementation of the Wmo transport in a negative light, a question of scoring the right target group.

Many complaints have to do with the expectations of the traveler and lack of good communication from the government about what can be expected from the transport within its Wmo contract. Carriers also regularly have to deal with complaints that they cannot influence, but that have to do with the client and the policy.

Recently we could read in the Dagblad van het Noorden that complaints came from people who would normally sit in the car for 20 minutes for a ride but took much longer because the taxi took several people at the same time. Perhaps the journalist had not really delved into the transport conditions of the Wmo transport and assumed that this strange situation was a mistake by the transporter.

No transport company wants to 'bully' the traveler

The Asser PvdA had received 48 complaints after it had opened a hotline two months ago where travelers from the Wmo transport could report problems. That is not even a complaint per day, but every complaint is one too many.

With the knowledge that some control centers carry out thousands of journeys per day, the number of complaints is minimal and transport companies do their utmost to properly transport the traveler within the agreed rules of the Wmo transport. Wmo transport is a special market with a special target group that requires extra attention.


People may not immediately think of the touring sector but secretly NS is a big customer for the coach market. Dutch Railways uses replacement buses if trains cannot run. In 2017, for example, NS used more than 22,000 buses for work and nearly 9,000 buses for disruptions.

Pitane Mobility is developing better travel information and management systems for this sector in order to more accurately inform travelers about the exact departure and arrival times of their buses when working.

The Eindhoven-based company previously concluded an agreement with OV9292 for the integration of its information system and now, since the arrival of Pitane Mobility Rio, it has been offering complete software for control centers in train replacement bus transport such as Transvision.

Tailored mobile applications for iOS and Android

Since April 2019, we have been building our own native custom apps for iOS and Android. These apps use our Pitane Mobility API, which we also make available to our partners for their own developments on our software. One of our latest developments and perhaps one of the best known apps is the driver app for NS train replacement transport.


Pitane Mobility Visual Planning lifts playfully combining journeys to a higher level

Pitane Mobility Visueel Plannen werd ontwikkeld op de werkvloer door goed te luisteren naar de wensen van onze klanten.

The software fully supports the calculation of the most logical route that the driver must follow in a way that from the first beta version we rolled out on the shop floor received an 8.7 score from the planners and drivers.

“It's a matter of innovating software further because the unique end result can be there. From now on it is possible to combine journeys in Pitane Mobility in a 'playful' way. ”

Proper hardware offers even more options

The management of Trevvel in Rotterdam itself went one step further and looked for the right options to make optimal use of the software. The result is a huge touchscreen 'planning table' with Pitane Mobility Visual Planning version 10. The software is easy to operate on the screen by touching the screen.

Danny Zuidwijk, as supervisor of the Trevvel Together department, provided us with good advice during development. Result, a completely new user interface around the power of the Pitane Mobility combination module, correct routes for the driver and all aspects of target group transport that are respected.

Achmea is the first Dutch insurer to join the Mobility as a Service alliance

Achmea is the first Dutch insurer to join
the international alliance Mobility as a Service (MaaS). This one
public-private partnerships work towards a sustainable transformation of
mobility concepts. In addition, the consumer no longer invests
means of transport, but purchases mobility. Other partners of
MaaS include the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and

MaaS's motto is "You get what you want, when you want it".
Public transport, sharing bicycles, taxis, electric shared cars,
carpooling and all kinds of intermediate forms of mobility become with MaaS
seamlessly forged into an attractive system. A system that you
reaches, plans, orders and pays with your smartphone.

Achmea is working on smart mobility solutions

The world around mobility is constantly changing. If
Achmea, a leading non-life insurer, plays a role in many of them
these changes. We join networks with partners
to work together on the future of (electrical) mobility. If
part of the MaaS Alliance we will include ours
share insurance knowledge with sector partners, universities and
government institutions in the Netherlands and Europe.

Contributing to the mobility models of the future

Robert Otto, member of the Achmea Board of Directors:

“Innovation for mobility is for our customers in many areas
relevant. Participating in the MaaS Alliance offers us opportunities to participate
contribute to the mobility models of the future. The future of
mobility is determined with input from many parties. Sharing data
via platforms is the best way to strategically interact with partners
innovate. That is why Achmea, for example, has already experienced this
affiliated with the international Smart e-Mobility program S4C. "

Pitane Mobility Group Transport v10 provides connoisseurs with totally new possibilities

The development of new software and updates of existing components are moving at a lightning fast pace since everything is based on Pitane Mobility version 10. The latest and perhaps the most impressive Pitane Mobility software has long been looking forward to.

Pitane Mobility Group Transport version 10 will enter the market at the beginning of April and will provide connoisseurs with completely new methods for standardizing routes and determining purchase and selling prices of routes. The latter can even be calculated per passenger so that it is clear what a client costs or pays in a route.

Market leader in innovative software

Pitane Mobility is the market leader in software for transporting homes to day care and student transport. Our clients are primarily foundations and organizations responsible for transporting clients with intellectual disabilities and people with a work disability.

Municipalities that organize student transport and large transport centers are also at the right address with us from analysis, procurement to implementation.

The main assets are:

  • Software that looks at the individual possibilities and needs of the client.
  • Automatic route generator and standardization of all group transport.
  • Perfect registration of waiting time, loaded and unloaded time of your drivers.
  • A team with know-how and perfect support during implementation.
  • Affordable solution and also available as a Pitane Mobility web edition.
  • A relatively low investment and good payback model.
  • Strong transport analyzes per home, carrier or client and perfect reports.
  • Excellent standardization and automatic determination of the travel route.
  • Fix the purchase and selling price per route during the standardization.
  • Detailed route information and clear route analysis and / or reports.

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Many uninsured taxis and a bare chicken cannot be picked when claiming personal injury

To prevent you from getting into an uninsured taxi, you can of course ask the driver if he or she has liability insurance. That can be an uncomfortable conversation, writes Ronald Strater and you have to wait and see if the truth is told.

According to the Brabants Dagblad, 118 taxis are driving around uninsured in Brabant, slightly more than 3 percent of the total number of registered taxis in the province. Not a shocking figure, but an accident with or in an uninsured taxi can have unpleasant consequences. "Then you have a problem," says personal injury lawyer Ruud Voorvaart, but how do you prevent this?

The Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Act (WAM) stipulates that a motor vehicle must be insured if a registration certificate has been issued for the motor vehicle. A motor vehicle that is not being used must also be insured. Not being insured is punishable by the WAM.

If, in the event of an accident, you cannot claim anything from the taxi driver, there is, in addition to all other misery, a financial safety net. “Then you can submit a claim to the Motor Traffic Guarantee Fund. If it is established that the fault lies with the taxi driver, they will certainly help you ”, says lawyer Ruud Voorvaart in the Brabants Dagblad. The benefit may then be less high.

"Then you have a problem"Says injury lawyer Ruud Voorvaart from Breda. "Because then you cannot claim anything and in principle you must hold the taxi driver liable. The chance that he pays is not great because compensation can go up considerably. Even up to tens of thousands of euros. A taxi driver will not just have such an amount in his savings account. Or he must have won the Lotto by chance."

You cannot pick from a bare chicken

"If people have to pay a hundred thousand euros, you can stand upside down if they don't have it," continues Voorvaart. “Then nothing comes. Maybe they will have to pay 50 euros per month, which usually happens in such cases. But that's it then. "

Via the following link you can check whether a car is insured.

Trip computer taxi remains problem file for government and branch organization

The sector is confronted with the validity of the safety certificates of all BCT cards, because, as has been known for a long time, the validity expires on 20 March 2020. In addition, the validity of the driver card and the entrepreneur card expires on March 20, 2020.

A digital certificate from PKI government guarantees the reliability of information exchange via usb or internet on the basis of Dutch legislation. Digital certificates are an indispensable link in secure internet traffic. It is proof of identity of an on-board computer or IT system, but has a limited lifespan.

Replacing system cards is an expensive operation. 

The Ministry has not yet issued a guarantee about the validity of those cards and who will pay for the costs if they have to be replaced before 20 March 2020. The sector believes that they should not bear these costs.

As said, the costs for replacing the system cards (chips) are high. According to the KNV, a conservative estimate comes out at € 7.7 million, excluding the costs of the manufacturers. Manufacturers themselves have informed KNV that they will pass on their costs to the taxi companies, so that the total amount will be well in excess of € 10 million.

What are PKI government certificates?

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for the government, in short PKIoverheid, enables reliable digital communication within and with the Dutch government. PKIoverheid is a very high-quality and secure infrastructure based on digital certificates.

PKIoverheid certificates are digital certificates that must meet the requirements of the government, for example with regard to the issuing process and the connection to a root certificate (certificate hierarchy). They are the standard for securing electronic (government) services.

Both the government and companies can use PKIoverheid certificates. Professional certificates are only intended for professionals with a so-called Recognized Profession.

Since March 2018, the validity period of PKIoverheid server certificates has been maximized to two years. All other types of PKIoverheid certificates continue to have the same validity, such as 5 years for personal certificates.

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