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ATAC mobile - Innovative channels of distribution of mobility information (mobile devices, kiosks)

By implementing an on-line, wireless, multimodal, multi-lingual information system, PT services are quickly identifiable and the user can easily combine and integrate them for personalised journey planning. The integration of web technologies and increased PT services supply aims to provide added value to public transport services.

The commitment of Atac S.p.A. in supplying user friendly tools for journey strategy, in this case is addressed to non-systematic users. It has been planned to extend the information on multi-modality already available, according to the following items:
- New multilingual website and kiosks, to provide PRE TRIP information, to allow booking and multimodal ticketing to a large target of users;

- The push/pull systems to supply mobility information through portable devices in order to enlarge the set of tools for users in their trip planning :

- The Infopoint through WAP/PDA and

- The Prototype of Infopoint through SMS/MMS.
(Currently, supported platforms are Pocket PC, BlackBerry and Nokia mobile phone series 60 that cover a big part of total market). Implementations have been performed taking advantage of the following devices:

- Mobile phones (sms/mms, WAP/UMTS) and Kiosks and to extend the multilingual web site specifically for the Infopoint information.

For access to Info point service, by mobile phone (pc, mobile imode or Umts), type in this way it will be possible to have the latest news on public transport in Rome or calculate the journey with public means.

Reported by

ATAC SpA - Mobility Agency Rome
Via Sondrio 18
00176 Roma
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