All our partners are passionate about, and have been recently involved in, projects for improving passenger experience and/or the readiness of the transport industry to support smart mobility solutions.
To briefly give you some background, Caution Your Blast and Ayoupa have been collaborating on designing and developing mobile App solutions that mashup transport data in realtime and provide personal journeys.
The University of Aberdeen has been active in developing a range of user-centred intelligent mobility solutions supported by the UK Research Councils’ Digital Economy Theme.
InterDigital has taken a leading role in using the Internet of Things to ‘unlock’ traditionally ‘closed’ channels of data, enabling multi-modal transport information (such as live information about rail delays or traffic jams) to be easily published by data owners through personalised services. And Birmingham's Connected Strategy already sets out a bold ambition to address the mobility issues facing the West Midlands region where they have been actively driving innovation in the transport sector to improve their citizens lives.
The Smart Routing project came about through Caution Your Blast seeking to develop an idea for decentralised journey planning when the opportunity arose to participate in the Innovate UK grant opportunity for Integrated Transport called: Enhancing the End to End Journey. As a result they brought the consortium together to build on the original idea and to propose the current project. The team were delighted to be subsequently awarded an Innovate UK grant, making the project viable.