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Bus.Hoer.Stelle – Smart station in public transport

The intelligent bus stop is the latest building block in the efforts of the VKU in the district of Unna for more accessibility in public transport.
The Bus.Hör.Stelle expands the ivanto system of GeoMobile for passengers who are traveling without a smartphone. The smart station interacts via Bluetooth with the incoming bus and announces its line number and its destination. At the press of a button, the departure monitor informs about the upcoming departures by means of voice output.
The Bus.Hör.Stelle is designed as a help for blind or visually impaired people and sends a continuous pilot tone. But also those, who can not read or who have difficulties with the timetable, get quick help. For the hearing impaired, the speech output feeds an induction loop.
The smart bus stop is part of the project “JederBus”. Financed by the county of Unna, it aims to enable disabled to use public transport.
Further information: Website VKU Unna (only in german) or ivanto
By | 22. November, 2016|Allgemein|

The new Essen Mobil app is available

Inform, navigate, quickly and easily buy a ticket: All this and more available in the new EVAG app ,Essen Mobil’, from GeoMobile GmbH.

The app for iOS and Android  smartphones supplements the offer of EVAG by a multimodal guide. Apart from public transport, it also covers footpaths and bike routes. On a map, you can find the offers for rental bicycles and CarSharing from various providers. These stations can be considered in any public transport connection.

 The availability check, the quick access to the booking plattforms and the direct ticket purchase complete the offer.  EVAG presents itself as an intersectoral mobility provider.
By | 10. October, 2016|Allgemein|

Open house at The Federal Government, Berlin

BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe) shows ground breaking innovations in public transport. Amongst these is the smartphone-based, accessible vehicle interaction of GeoMobile.

Accessibility in public transport based on real-time-information that the passenger receives directly from the vehicle. Remote control of the bus: The passenger sends stop and service requests from his phone to the vehicle. And mobile ticketing based on a Check-In/Be-Out-System: The vehicle itself offers the mobile ticket to the customer and detects the end of the journey without any further interaction. These are the items that GeoMobile presented on 27th and 28th of August 2016 in a bus of BVG at the Department for Transport (BMVI) in Berlin. BVG equipped one of its busses with GeoMobile’s smart communication module, ivantoCore, for this purpose.

The Federal Government opened doors and nearly 100.000 visitors joined. Chancellery, Federal Press Office, Federal Ministries and Federal Intelligence Service were visitor attractions despite of mid-summer-heat.

Further Information, official Website of The Federal Government

By | 31. August, 2016|Allgemein|

HEAG mobilo – App with latest traffic news

GeoMobile GmbH provides a mobile app for the transport operator in Darmstadt. The  development is based on the ivanto app framework.

The  HEAG  mobilo ‐ App  contains  all  important  information  for  the  transport  area:  departure  times,  real  time  vehicle  location,  transport  and  traffic  information  for  Darmstadt, the district of Darmstadt‐Dieburg, the district of Groß‐Gerau  and northern  Bergstraße. Simple, intuitive, fast! HEAG  mobilo  wants  to  expand  the  features  of  the  app  continuously.  Future  improvements will  include  carsharing  and rental  bikes  as well  as mobile ticketing  and  further accessibility features.

The introduction of the app is accompanied by the slogan „Deine App für Bus und Bahn“.  It promotes the app in public transport vehicles and in print and online media.

By | 5. July, 2016|Allgemein|

DBSV examines the latest ivanto prototype

Experts and persons affected srutinize the smartphone-based door-find audio-signal in the buses of the RLG in Soest.

The next generation of GeoMobile’s solution for accessible urban mobility, ivanto, offers a smartphone-based audio signal, that helps blind and visually impaired passengers to find the entrance door to public buses. In Soest, this solution was presented to GFUV, the technical committee for Environment and Transport at DBSV, the German Association of Blind and Visually Impaired.

ivanto offers the demand-driven triggering of a sound signal out of the ivanto app. The ivanto control unit, which is installed in the bus, receives the request from the ivanto app and controls a speaker in the entrance door.

The GFUV meets once a year, this time in Soest. On this occasion, the ivanto system for a barrier-free travel accompaniment in public transport, operated by the RLG and the district of Soest, has been tested. It guides blind users with a pedestrian navigation, outdoor and indoor, to the pole at the station and it allows to interact with the bus using the smartphone.  A special item on the agenda was the demonstration of the smartphone based door-find signal. It was installed as a prototype. The experts were able to contribute valuable feedback. It will be regarded in the further development.

More information: gfuv.de, ivanto.de

By | 18. April, 2016|Allgemein|

AUGGMED Project to Tackle Terrorism

The project has been launched to help deliver improved training tools and techniques to further equip security personnel to respond to physical threats and cyber-attacks on Europe’s critical infrastructure (airports, ports and railway stations).

AUGGMED (automated serious game scenario generator for mixed reality training) will develop a multimodal virtual reality and mixed reality platform that can be used anywhere via a variety of devices and technologies from smartphones and tablets to high-end PCs with multiple monitors and HMDs (head mounted displays).

The project has secured funding of approximately US$6.2 million and will run for three years.

Under the coordination of BMT Group, a consortium of 13 project partners from six EU countries will collaborate, including: SERCO; University of Greenwich; Piraeus Port Authority; Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya; University of Birmingham; Sistema D’Emergencies Mediques; Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire; Sheffield Hallam University; Israteam; Konstantinos Kardaras (Integration Power); Ministry of Citizens Protection and Unversidad Politécnica de Madrid – and GeoMobile.

More Information: www.augmed-project.eu

By | 29. June, 2015|Allgemein|