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Advanced Travel Companion and Tracking Services

Objective

Mankind’s carbon footprint is the underlying cause of global warming. Reducing it drastically within the next few years is imperative and favouring public transportation will be a deciding factor in this race. New technologies have the potential to enable the creation of better public transportation systems, thus enticing citizens away from using private means.

Today’s travellers indeed consider public transportation as a source of difficulties and a cumbersome way to travel. When riders choose their journeys, they are often left to fend for themselves. They have to figure out transfers between multimodal forms of travel and how to handle disruptions and re-plan their route, when not left stranded. In addition, the current variety and heterogeneity of services along multimodal journeys is another serious source of complication and frustration.

Increasing the attractiveness of rail transport requires a novel and integrated solution that will be developed in the IP4 part of the Shift2Rail project. It will guide, support, inform, and even entertain users throughout their entire itinerary, adapting to unforeseeable interruptions and events in order to propose alternative routes, including in the first and last miles. A real door-to-door travel solution including all modes of transport will be developed along with new forms of traveller experiences aiming to transform the travel itself into an “ATTRACkTIVE” part of the journey. This proposal aims to implement both the Shift2Rail Trip Tracker (TD4.4) and Travel Companion (TD4.5) two major components to materialise this vision and deliver seamless door-to-door travel support encompassing both public and private transportation portions of a journey. This includes disruption handling, navigation and user centric ubiquitous applications as well as the required tooling and modular design to foster adoption and enable future refinements, new concepts and ideas.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-2015-01

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Sub call

H2020-S2RJU-CFM-2015-01-1

Coordinator

HACON INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Net EU contribution
€ 615 758,50
Address
Lister Strasse 15
30163 Hannover
Germany

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 263 896,50

Participants (6)

CS GROUP-FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 808 675,00
Address
Avenue Galilee 22
92350 Le Plessis Robinson

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 346 575,00
INDRA SISTEMAS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 418 425,00
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 179 325,00
GTSPT - GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS PORTUGAL SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 228 856,25
Address
Rua Calvet Magalhaes 245 Oeiras
2770-153 Paco De Arcos

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 98 081,25
NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 77 213,68
Address
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 38 230,12
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TRANSPORT SYSTEMS CATAPULT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 11 989,95
Address
170 Midsummer Boulevard
MK9 1BP Milton Keynes

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Milton Keynes
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 87 558,63
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 37 525,12