IT-TRANS took place in Karlsruhe from 6 to 8 March – one of the largest trade fairs for IT trends, innovations and intelligent solutions for public transport. The IUMS was represented there at the booth of the Technology Region Karlsruhe (No. 120). Prof. Thomas Schlegel presented the research project SmartMMI on March 7, 2018 in the context of “Karlsruhe moves the world: Cluster for Transport Excellence” in the Market Update Forum A and under the title “Intelligent traveller information systems” in the TRK Forum.
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.
A glance at the railway window – and the passenger is already informed about the passing museum and its connection. A consortium under the direction of the University of Karlsruhe wants to make reality a bit more like science fiction – in a two-system train of the Albtal Verkehrs Gesellschaft mbH. “In SmartMMI we are making transparent display and innovative mobile technologies a reality for public transport passengers. Current and highly relevant information thus finds its way directly to the user – and makes public transport more attractive with digital technologies, “says Professor Schlegel, who, as head of the Institute for Ubiquitous Mobility Systems of the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, also coordinates the overall project.