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Implementation of Ubiquitous Connectivity for Public Transport

Objective

UCONNECT is aligned with the current steady growth in the interest of concretization of Smart Cities, centred at solving the connectivity needs for Smart Public Transportation Systems to provide Smart Services, both for the transport itself, the asset that most importantly influences the overall efficiency of a city, and for citizens, the main asset in a city.
Enhancing the transport sector will result in the overall enhancement of the city efficiency. Several initiatives are taking place in this scope, towards Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), in terms both of self-providing services and of services for the passengers that it carries. As the first need in order to implement any Smart Service is the connectivity provision, every Smart Service to be implemented in the transport sector will need to be continuously connected to the Internet in order to behave appropriately. Furthermore the connectivity envisaged for the transport sector must be provided ubiquitously and in mobility.
UCONNECT proposes to reach this Ubiquitous Connectivity for Public Transport through the implementation of three connectivity systems: (1) a seamless vertical handover system, allowing terminals to get connected to any access technology while maintaining connectivity to avoid services cut-offs; (2) a seamless roaming system, with close relation to the handover system, allowing terminals to get connected regardless of the operator exploiting the access network; (3) an interoperability system, allowing terminals to use several access networks at the same time, improving the overall available bandwidth and allowing the use of specific technologies for specific data transmissions, achieving efficiency both in transmission capabilities needs and in operational costs terms.
The related market segments will be explored by the consortium SMEs and feasible business models, with adequate pricing and billing methods for access provision and roaming exchanges will be established accordingly.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

ECLEXYS SAGL
Address
Via Dell Inglese 6
6826 Riva San Vitale
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 445 385,89
Administrative Contact
Angelo Consoli (Mr.)

Participants (5)

SAPHYRION SAGL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 20 495,50
Address
Strada Regina 16
6934 Bioggio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steve Crivelli (Mr.)
GOWEX WIRELESS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 217 822,20
Address
Calle Almirante Lobo 2 4 Iz
41001 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Egido (Mr.)
BRIGHTCOM SOLUTIONS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 186 831,92
Address
Rua Manuel Matias Rei 9
3810-286 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helena Baptista (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 11 371,70
Address
Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aurel Vlaicu (Prof.)
R. J. AUTOCARES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 63 092,79
Address
Calle Pedro Lain Entralgo 6
28660 Boadilla Del Monte Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Jiménez (Mr.)