CityGO. Powered by FIWARE

This asset is developed by a team led by Clara M Pezuela RoblesHead of IT Market

Description

Atos provides an innovative, easy and customizable solution to any city, conformed by two complementary tools: 

  • CityGO: Mobile application, which indicates to the user what public transport options are available at any time for a particular route. For instance, it suggests options such as electric car sharing, buses, the nearest public bike rental station, available parking spaces, etc. Everything is managed in real time to obtain an optimal route based on data provided by the sensor network and open data from the city.
  • CityDash: Web-based dashboard for the city municipality control center, which allows civil servants to visualize all the data coming from the city sensors network to support everyday decision making and evidence-informed analysis to improve the traffic planning in the city in times of high tourist's flows, sport events, among others.

Business Challenge

Today 54% of the world population lives in cities, and by 2050 this figure is estimated to reach 66%. If we want to reduce pollution, mitigate climate change, and contribute to have cities of the future smarter and more livable for everyone, we must tend towards the use of public transportation. Moreover, efficient urban mobility goes far further than multi-modal journey planning. Local authorities also need to focus on traffic flow optimization and environmental issues. Considering this scenario, Atos has developed CityGO, a mobile application for users to plan their city itineraries according to their preferences and usual habits, complemented with a web application for the municipality of the cities called CityDash.

Solution

The key features of CityGO can be summarized as: Based on the user profile (GPS position, usual routes, preferences), it adapts the routes to each user taking into account daily routines to provide personalized recommendations, providing information about buses lines and stops, status of traffic and queues, bus schedules, car sharing, bicycle renting, and others, all in real-time.

Additionally, the key features of CityDash are: Dashboard that enables the visualization of real-time information, time-series indicator data and interactive maps about all aspects of the city, including: city traffic flow, people movements, cars, bus fleets, location of citizens connected to the Mobile App. video map showing citizens movements the previous day, and others.

Benefits

The benefits of CityGo, and complementary of CityDash are relevant for citizens, local authorities and public transport operators. Low-cost development and deployment of customized urban mobility CityGOapp (not limited to multi-modal journey planner) is the main enabler for passenger data analysis. 

Benefits for the user are related to the recommendations on what's the best itinerary to take and what's the best means of transport based on the real-time information in a proactive way, so the user doesn't have to express his exact itinerary everytime.

For the city, the app presents real advantages as it gives information on users' regular itineraries that allows better planning of routes (streets usage and possible adjustments, traffic lights, etc). CityGO gives information on bus routes, lines information and also what the user does before and after taking a given bus. Also, the bicycle information systems provide information on users and how many parking spaces available are needed.