European Transport and Mobility Forum

IoT and digital solutions supporting independent mobility and accessibility


(Juho Kostiainen) #1

Internet of Things and digital solutions can enable and support independent mobility and accessibility. For instance, solutions can

  1. Provide information about the environment and context: For instance, multimodal travel information services combined with sensors and other contextual information can provide dynamic guidance and routing based on real-time information (when the right bus is coming, which roads are ploughed, etc.)
  2. Provide information about the person: Smart wearable devices can provide information to service personnel (e.g. recognizing special needs) or notifying family members about whereabouts and situation (e.g. arriving to destination as intended).
  3. Affecting the environment: Different interfaces can communicate with and react to the user’s presence and preferences (e.g. granting access or opening barriers, or automatically signaling the right bus to stop when arriving to a station).

What kind of IoT services supporting independent mobility have you come across and what kind of challenges do you think they might be best suited to address?


(Erzsebet Foldesi) #2

I hope we can collect some good practices for the points listed by you. In Hungary we have a passenger informationa system (called FUTAR) which provides information for the visually disabled passengers as well https://bkk.hu/en/2016/10/new-functionalities-full-accessibility-bkk-futar-application-updated/