Sustainable Everyday Travel Through Dynamic Public Transport
|Lunds universitet - MAPCI - Mobile And Pervasive Computing Institute at Lund University
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 498 000
|November 2015 - August 2016
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
In sustainable and attractive cities, public transport must constitute a competitive alternative to private cars. The project will develop and test a system solution for dynamic bus lines that complement existing public transport. The solution will enable the matching of travelers transportation needs collected via smartphones with buses current position in real time. The project aims to develop a solution that enables using public transport to a higher degree. Step 1 of the project has developed a system architecture and formed a consortium covering the entire value chain.
Expected results and effects
The project will contribute to a shift from car travel to public transport and therefore to achieving the objectives of doubling public transport in Sweden. It will also contribute to meeting national climate goals and a long-term trend towards no net emissions. At the same time, companies in the project consortium is given the opportunity to develop new innovative and commercially viable products, services, and mobile solutions for public transport that can be marketed and sold nationally and internationally. The project has taken a first step towards this.
Planned approach and implementation
Experience from existing solutions have been analyzed through studies and a field trip to KutsuPlus in Helsinki. A full-day workshop on Design Thinking has been carried out to develop the original idea of dynamic public transport and a system architecture and a project plan have been developed. A model for the evaluation of environmental impact and impact on public services have been proposed. Needed competence has been added to the consortium and a gender analysis of the project and public transport solution has been developed.