The Smart Mobility work package is lead by Waag Society and aims to tackle the mismatch between the many European mobility datasets on the one hand and the app development community on the other.

Eight European cities (Istanbul, Helsinki, Manchester, Barcelona, Lisbon, Lamia, Rome and Amsterdam) examine which hurdles need to be overcome, together with various partners. We will talk to (potential) data suppliers and application developers to meet the needs of both parties. Combined with questions from various cities in Europe, these needs lead to services that are both generic and dynamic. Think of services that help developers make applications, which offer personalized travel advice.

With these services, a pilot study will be conducted in Amsterdam. Then, the applicability of the services will be tested in Helsinki, Manchester, Barcelona, Rome, Istanbul and Lamia.

The Smart Mobility domain piloted in Amsterdam aims to create services based on real-time traffic data combined from multiple sources. Services might be used for choosing the most suitable transport option, informing fellow travelers of traffic jams or the best coffee in town while waiting for a bus. The open source “Personal Travel Assistant” is a mobile application that assists the citizens based on geo-location, preferences and the real-time crowd-sourced information from the public transport and traffic situation.

Results of the project will be an open source European travel assistant application, several unified cities’ backend systems, and a cluster of SME developers working on value-added services on the smart mobility. For more information on CitySDK APIs, visit the Developer’s site.

Further information on the Smart Mobility pilot:

Waag Society
Job Spierings
+31 20 5579 898

For more info on Open Data events and Projects for Developers see Waag Society’s Future Internet Lab Calender.

Useful links:

Waag Society – Future Internet Lab
Gemeente Amsterdam (EZ)
City of Amsterdam DIVV
Tilburg University