Entering its final year, the MOBiNET project is on the verge of having a new platform release available, not only for MOBiNET partners but also for external users. So it is a good time for Peter-Paul Schackmann, Senior Project Manager with TNO and Technical Manager of the MOBiNET project, to look back at what the project has achieved so far, the current and future steps and the life of the MOBiNET platform after the project will end.

The MOBiNET project started in 2013 with its first platform release ready by mid-2014. This platform release was launched at the European ITS Congress in Helsinki.

This release facilitated three initial use cases to use and validate the platform: Green Light Optimal Speed advice (GLOSA), Usage Based Insurance (UBI) and MMTA (Multi-model travel assistant). These three use cases were selected because they cover different application domains, would use all foreseen components of the MOBiNET platform and covered all eight pilot sites included in the MOBiNET project. This provided the project with a wide range of requirements, both technical and non-technical, and with verification and validation results from all over Europe.

The next releases, Releases 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0, added more functionality to the platform, also based on requirements from the seven additional services, input from external users and verification and validation results obtained at all pilot sites. This increased functionality of the MOBiNET platform enabled all services to demonstrate the added value of MOBiNET. Gradually the usability of the platform came into focus. Not only “insiders”, partners of MOBiNET, but also external users had to be able to use the platform. To this end, the MOBiNET project organised a successful ITS Hackathon during the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux in 2015. This event proved the project team was on the right track and provided very valuable user feedback.

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