The initial meeting in 2017 marked the start of the research project Model and context-based mobility information on Smart Public Displays and mobile devices in public transport (SmartMMI). The five project partners ANNAX GmbH, AVG mbh, MENTZ GmbH, USU AG and the Institute for Ubiquitous Mobility Systems (IUMS) at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences are on board. With the aim of developing public transport into a Mobility Experience, SmartMMI focuses on improving the information supply to passengers along their mobility chain. The aim is to provide passengers with situation-specific information in the event of disruptions, changes in planning, to tourist destinations or about the services available along the route. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the research initiative mFUND.
Within the framework of SmartMMI, five project partners from industry and research are developing new technologies from data acquisition and data integration to the visualization of data. The project focuses on researching and testing the context-sensitive provision of mobility data on specially developed intelligent transparent display panels that can be installed in public transport vehicles and at stops, in conjunction with passengers’ mobile devices.