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THE PILOT TEST OF THE MY-TRAC PROJECT IS LAUNCHED IN BARCELONA

The Data Management (DAMA UPC) research group has started a pilot test of My-TRAC, a project designed to create a cross-cutting platform for public transport users and operators that will improve the experience of seamless transport. This is a conception of journeys in which users link modes of transport in a continuous, integrated, efficient and intelligent way.

The pilot test is being undertaken in four main areas of European transport with different modes and urban environments:  bus and metro networks within Barcelona Metropolitan Area operated by Barcelona Metropolitan Transport (TMB); various urban areas of the Netherlands and Belgium; the metro network operated  by ATTIKO in Athens; and trains operated by MTS and Fertagus in Lisbon.

The pilot that has been launched in Barcelona is looking for travellers to test the mobile application that has been developed, My-Travel Companion, as part of the My-TRAC project. Using advanced technologies, the app helps users to get from A to B in a smooth, personalised way, according to their needs. The app suggests travel options that are available in real time and provides information on the journey as well as possible delays or changes.

From 16 September to 30 November, participation in the pilot test is open to users who travel frequently on public transport operated by the TMB. The application can be downloaded in Google Play. Users accumulate points and can win free travel passes.

In addition to DAMA UPC, the coordinator of My-TRAC, project participants include the university TU Delft, the company ATTIKO METRO, the Center of Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), the platform Advancing Public Transport (UITP), the group EXPERIS IT, the group BISITE of the University of Salamanca and the companies AETHON and Stratio.

For further information see: http://www.my-trac.eu/landing-page-home-ca/.

 

More information: Jordi Martín
Senior Industrial Liaison Officer
Phone: (+34) 93 405 46 90
Email: info.cit@upc.edu