Innovating Sustainable Everyday Travel
|VIKTORIA SWEDISH ICT AB - IT-forskningsinstitutet Viktoria AB
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 5 530 000
|March 2010 - December 2012
Purpose and goal
´Innovation for sustainable everyday travel is a project that seeks to develop and test knowledge about how digital information infrastructure can enable the development of information services that contribute to an increased share of public transport in the passenger transport system. Three key goals guide the work: 1. Infrastructure Innovation: Integration of traveler information 2. Service innovation: distributed development of traveler services 3. System Innovation: Impacts based on changing traveler needs
Expected results and effects
The project results will contribute to a long-term development of a sustainable transport system and an environmentally conscious everyday travel in Sweden Västra Götaland experimental area. The project is expected to result in: working methods and guiding principles for how to integrate traveler information, distributed development of traveler information, and monitoring of changes in traveler´s needs. knowledge of digital innovation processes, service development organization, and the impact of sustainability on everyday forms of travel.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is pursued as an action-research project designed and organized into six work packages: Management and Administration, Infrastructure Innovation, Service Innovation, Everyday Travel - current and future forms, Business Models, and Sustainability. During the project´s first year challenges are identified as the base to test diverse solutions. Among other things, a physical and digital meeting place will be established, a so-called Developer Zone, where information owners, service developers, travelers, researchers and transport planners interact to exchange ideas, requests, comments and experiences.