Source: Eurotransport, 25 August 2016
The MOBiNET project envisages a new “Internet of Mobility” where transport users meet providers of next-generation mobility services. MOBiNET is a European e-market place of mobility services for business and end users. The MOBiNET platform will enable the implementation of innovative service providing elderly travellers and/or with disabilities with a transport service focused on mobile technology, linking passengers, drivers of Dial-a-Ride (DaR) service and traffic manager. This innovative service will solve the inefficiency of vehicles waiting around for a pick-up, with a clear impact on passive traffic and the needs of passengers, especially elderly or infirm.
DaR is provided by Transport for London (TfL) to users with permanent or long term disability or those who are unable to use the mainstream public services.
At present, there are a lot of delays as the driver reaches the destination and has to wait for the traveller to get ready to board. MOBiNET provides service and application to DaR users with confirmation of expected time of arrival (ETA) of the vehicle for their pick-up and drop off.
Dial-A-Ride as MOBiNET enabled innovative and green service
MOBiNET provides a portal dedicated to service providers to manage all aspects of their services and a corresponding end user market for MOBiNET applications. The MOBiNET framework lets service providers sell their services and enable them to easily compose new services to quickly react on changing market demand.
To support a proper migration of existing services, the functionalities of MOBiNET are accessible via dedicated APIs for mobile application and service developers.