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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-CFM-2015-01-1
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Funding Scheme

Shift2Rail-IA - Innovation action

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)

CS GROUP-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 808 675
Address
Avenue Galilee 22
92350 Le Plessis Robinson
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDRA SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 418 425
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES PORTUGAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 228 856,25
Address
Rua Calvet Magalhaes, Oeiras 245
2770 153 Paco De Arcos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 203,63
Address
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
Activity type
Other
HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 87 558,63
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)