The aim of this project is to develop a service platform that connects the providers and controllers of transport in cities with the travellers in a way that information flows are optimized while respecting and supporting the individual freedom safety and security of the traveller. Cities will get an integrated platform to enable the provision of citizen-centric, demand-adaptive city-wide transportation services. Travellers will get mobile applications that facilitate them in making travel priorities and choices for route and modality.
The work will result in a city-wide transportation system comprised of several sub-systems that involve transportation services and policies to be adaptive to the travel demand of the citizens. To achieve this, the platform:
The platform addresses key research challenges by
The project includes a careful attention to the governance aspects on how to handle the public vs. private and privacy issues of connecting travellers, cities and transport providers through the PETRA platform.
Three cities with very different features played the role of case studies and instantiations of the platform, providing an evaluation of the platform and the potential of the implemented tools and services on each context:
City mobility administrations: