Diverse Transportation Modes for Trips

About

A diverse transportation integration system emphasizes on the integration of a variety of mass transportation modes and provides one-stop shop of bundled flexible travel. Planning of diverse transportation modes for trips focuses on public and mass transportation, including mass rail transport, mass road transport, taxi, ride-sharing and car-sharing, and provides diversification and integration of public and sharing transportation. The planning can provide benefits for passengers, industries and the society. People can access maps via App and the web site to arrange MRT, light rail, GRT, buses and C-Bike for personalized planning of diverse transportation modes.

Description of Requirements

This project plans to offer services of diversified transportation modes inside the demonstration area. People can access maps via App and the web site to arrange MRT, light rail, GRT, buses and C-Bike for personalized planning of diverse transportation modes. The stations, frequency, ticket price and real-time status of the mass transportation are to connected to PTX (Public Transport data eXchange) public transportation information integration platform provided by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. Different from MaaS (Mobility as a Service) which has its core values in encouraging more uses of all types of public transportation (that is, to directly suggest people use public transportation), this project provide guidance services to recommend visitors use the appropriate means of transportation. Modes of transportation are selected based on different circumstances before performing trips planning.

System Design and Composition

For interchange service via App or the web page, enter the point of origin and destination of the trip and the preferred type of transport in order to perform trip planning and inquiry. The system performs the computation of the recommendation according to the operation of various types of transportation and provides the quickest, the most cost-saving and the most environmentally friendly recommendation. Based on the recommendation, the real-time information of various types of transportation is integrated and the results of the planning of diverse transportation modes are presented.

The planning platform for diversified transportation modes provides users with references to choose transports going in and out the smart community. The system consists of interchange algorithm and database, including the locations and information of stations, operations and routes of all types of transports, in order to perform trips planning. The real-time status and information of transports are further linked and the results of planning are provided to users as references to choose their desired plans.

The interchange algorithm of this project shall consider the different conditions of travel time (quickest), cost (the most economical) and carbon emission (the most environmentally friendly) and provide recommendations based on different planning results.