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Optimised Transport System for Mobile Location Based Services

Objective

The OPTI-TRANS project aims to create a Mobile GNSS platform which will provide commuters/travellers with the ability to plan their trip in an efficient manner in order to utilise and share a combination of public/private transportation by combining information from the various public transport authorities and other private vehicle owners. It will display to the users the optimum route/transport combinations for their trips, based upon their location. The OPTI-TRANS platform will create peer-to-peer ad-hoc groups of passengers based on pre-defined geographical areas and commuter profiling information, to allow users of similar destinations/routing information to car-pool and share different modes of transport. OPTI-TRANS will interface with existing database systems providing public transport information (timetables, routes, etc.) to provide the most optimal multi-model solution for the users’ requirements. It will incorporate the principles Transport-on-Demand (ToD) through Car Pooling services and Car-on-the-Curb facilities that allow privately owned vehicles to be shared with others subscribed to the service.
Our proposal fully meets the objects for the target outputs of the Project in demonstrating the potential for Location Based Services (LBS) and GNSS technology both to general public and public transport authorities. The OPTI-TRANS system, will not only investigate the feasibility of a dynamically updated, location aware pedestrian and public transport navigation tool, but will offer this service as an end product. This will be made possible by the development of both the OPTI-TRANS platform and the OPTI-TRANS GNSS-enabled mobile application. We are confident that our services will meet market demand and in Section 1 of our proposal we give a detailed analysis of the LBS market and how and where OPTI-TRANS will stimulate demand

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2007-GSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

EdotEverythingdotCom [trading as Denarius Professional]
Address
Southbrook House, East End Lane
MK44 2QN Wildon
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 174 600
Administrative Contact
Nick Williams (Mr.)

Participants (4)

Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo Sociedad Anónima Unipersonal
Spain
EU contribution
€ 263 750
Address
Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Luis López De Ayala Hidalgo (Mr.)
National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos
Greece
EU contribution
€ 345 806
Address
Patriarchou Grigoriou And Neapoleos St 47
15310 Athens
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stelios Thomopoulos (Dr.)
Irish Regional Information Systems trading as Mapflow
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 277 378
Address
Merrion Square 4
2 Dublin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
James Shields (Mr.)
Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 78 104
Address
Cerro De La Plata 3
28007 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Enrique Diego Bernardo (Mr.)