Vienna-SPIRIT: Smart Travelling by Using Integrated and Intermodal Traveller Information

Stefan Bruntsch, Karl Rehrl (2005): Vienna-SPIRIT: Smart Travelling by Using Integrated and Intermodal Traveller Information In: ERTICO (Ed.), ITS at the Crossroads of European Transport, Proceedings of the 5th European Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Hannover

This paper introduces conceptual and implementation approaches for an integrated, intermodal traveller information system in the Vienna region. Studies forecast high potentials of travellers willing to use alternative means of transport if having travel time advantages. Furthermore it is expected, that intermodal traveller information can contribute to the increase of public transport use and road network efficiency. A model for context-based traveller information support is the basis for the conceptual design of the integrated, intermodal traveller information system developed in the Austrian research project Vienna-SPIRIT. Moreover, a pilot traveller information system was implemented and tested in this project. The focus was on the integration of existing route planning and information services in one system providing integrated, context-based and intermodal traveller information support. The user can access this intermodal travel information from car navigation systems as well as from mobile devices such as handhelds and smart phones.

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