Semester ticket - VSB Student Card

The VSB Student Card for various tarif zones can be bought directly at the university in the university stores (Furtwangen Room B 1.01 and Schwenningen Room A 0.13) with your EC card. With this card you can travel inexpensively (for 6 months for the price of 4 months) with the bus or train in the VSB network. At weekends and on public holidays from 2.00pm on, you can also travel on the routes of the partner networks in all buses, local and regional trains of the German Rail Company (Deutsche Bahn) with the exception of the IC, EC and ICE trains. The VSB Student Travel Card is valid for one semester. Further information can be found here. www.v-s-b.de

Carsharing

HFU works with 2 carsharing organizations enabling students and staff to save money and help protect the environment.

Flinkster Campus
Flinkster Campus is a system of carsharing introduced in the winter semester of 2013/14 which allows all students and staff of HFU to rent an Opel Combo at a special low rate (€1.50/hr plus €0.20/km) for short trips. The car is picked up and dropped off on the Furtwangen campus.

flinc.org
HFU also works with flinc.org an online company which provides a flexible carsharing service.

The idea behind flinc

More than half of the university’s members drives to lectures and work on their own, using their own car. The results: increased traffic, scarcity of parking spaces and, not least, a significant environmental pollution as well as high costs for each individual.
 
 Reasons why no ride shares are formed:

  • flexible work and lecture times 
  • lack of knowledge as to who has a similar route 
  • the effort of forming ride shares is too high 
  • uncertainties / lack of information

Advantage: Using flinc you can form a ride share both planned or spontaneously.
 
 As driver:

  1.  Register route with no commitments
  2. Do nothing! - flinc will notify the driver if anyone is interested in joining for the journey. 
  3. Accept passengers.

As passengers:

  1.  Register interest in becoming a passenger with no commitments 
  2. Do nothing! - flinc will notify passengers if there is a suitable ride share opportunity.
  3. Contact drivers. 

flinc will send immediate notifications as soon as suitable driver / passengers become available. For example via “Push-notification” or text message (“SMS”) to your mobile as well as via email. 

The flinc-algorithm finds all passengers along the entire length of your route – thus increasing the probability of matches in comparison to standard ride share services.
 
 Register with flinc
 
www.flinc.org