CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

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.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

HACON INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Address

Lister Strasse 15
30163 Hannover

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 615 758,50

Participants (5)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

DIGINEXT

France

EU Contribution

€ 808 675

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 418 425

THALES PORTUGAL SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 228 856,25

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 89 203,63

HITACHI RAIL STS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 87 558,63

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730822

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.8.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 212 110

  • EU contribution

    € 2 248 477,01

Coordinated by:

HACON INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany