INDRA HAS STARTED WORKING ON THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEROPERABILITY FRAMEWORK THAT WILL LAY THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE EUROPEAN TRANSPORT PLATFORM THAT WILL ALLOW CITIZENS TO PLAN A TRIP AND BOOK A TICKET TO THEIR DESTINATION AT A SINGLE CLICK, INCLUDING PRIVATE VEHICLE PARKING AS WELL AS JOURNEYS BY TRAIN, PLANE, SUBWAY AND/OR BUS, AND EVEN CAR SHARING.
The company is leading the Connective project (Connecting and Analyzing the Digital Transport Ecosystem), which plays a key role in Shift2Rail since its goal is to create the framework and tools that will support all the developments that are being undertaken in the various projects of the IP4 program «IT Solutions for Attractive Railway Services», to which it also belongs.
Connective will facilitate the digital transformation of the transport ecosystem by means of cloud-based interoperable platform on which transport networks, services and providers will share and consume information. Thanks to the use of semantic interpretation technology, service providers will be able to join the ecosystem with minimum effort and cost and make their data available to other services and users in a transparent manner.
The definition, development and implementation of this framework of reference, which not only comprises access to information without affecting existing systems but also tools and development environments, will provide citizens with a fully integrated and customized transport experience while making railway services more attractive. The goal is to facilitate multimodal travel combining different methods of public and private transportation, connecting the first and last mile in long-haul trips.
«The goal is to facilitate the passengers’ use of trains, planes, buses, and subway in international routes without having to access four different reservation systems», explains Berta Barrero, Head of the Indra Transport market. Barrero also points out that «thanks to the integration of these travel services with the support of innovative digital technologies, the user can gain access through a single point that’s transparent, simple and intuitive».
Fully integrated data obtained through the new framework and from users themselves will provide valuable information, while big data and business analytics technology will improve the operation of the networks and the user experience.
One of the key technologies underpinning the Connective project will be Minsait IoT Sofia2, the Internet of Things platform with big data and cloud capabilities developed by Indra’s digital transformation unit, which is a technological benchmark for interoperability between networks and devices. In this case, it will be applied to transport, reinforcing Indra’s experience and technology for integrated mobility management.