Cities and regions which want to provide integrated multimodal transport information to their citizens and set up mobility services in their areas are welcome to apply for Co-Cities PRIME. This is a unique opportunity to equip your information systems with the Commonly Agreed Interface of Co-Cities supported by an experienced technology provider and to get all this with up to 50% of the implementation effort contributed by the Co-Cities project! Call is open from April 3rd to May 5th 2013.

Multimodal traffic information services with feedback possibility 

The EU-funded project Co-Cities aims at introducing and validating cooperative mobility services in cities and urban areas and provides traffic information services to the end user utilising the Co-Cities App. Additionally it allows users to give feedback on the received services via a “feedback loop”. The information provision and the feedback loop is based on the Commonly Agreed standardised Interface (CAI). It is a harmonised interface between operators data providers and service providers (B2B interface). 

Benefits of the Co-Cities PRIME Initiative

At the moment nine European Cities already use the CAI. Referring to particular interest of various stakeholders the Co-Cities consortium started the Co-Cities PRIME Initiative: This allows other European Cities and Regions to benefit from a cost effective implementation of the CAI which is highly attractive to service providers to take up data and services due to this standard technology. Following end user services can be chosen by the city depending on the available technical requirements: 

• Multimodal Journey Planner

• Location based services about Public Transport

• Location based services about traffic information

• Location based services about Parking

• Location based services about Points of Interest

• (Co-Cities) Feedback services

Who and how to participate

In general city administrations urban transport authorities or city representatives as well as local technical partners or other partners of the local city administration are invited to participate. A detailed description and the application form are available at and the call is open from April 3rd to May 5th 2013. After the evaluation of all applicants a minimum of three PRIME cities will be selected for the implementation process (End of May 2013).  

Co-Cities PRIME Call Contact information: 

AustriaTech GmbH

Robert Ebner

Donau-City-Straße 1 A-1220 Wien

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Original Publication Date: Tue 02 Apr 2013