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.
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.
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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.
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.
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