MoveUs Services

Innovative user-centric city services supported by an effective incentive-based model and energy efficiency tools, aimed at assisting users' mobility and fostering behavioural changes towards sustainable transport modes.

These services are integrated in:

  • an user interface targeted to citizens to make the functionalities and the information processed by the mobility platform easily accessible in a friendly and personalized way . Learn more about MoveUs App
  • various console services targeted to authorities.
  • Multimodal Journey Planner
  • Incentives
  • Smart Crossing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Smart Bus Priority
  • Crowd-sourced traffic data collection
  • Free parking places
Multimodal journey planner allows the user to search route options and to choose the most suitable mobility option amongst the suggested modes of transport (public transport, cycling, walking, car). The multimodal journey planner compares the given options according to eg. the duration of the journey and energy consumption. One of the objectives is to encourage people to choose sustainable mobility modes by offering information about energy efficiency of different journey options.

Today many of the initiatives that aims at triggering eco-friendly mobility choices are restrictive actions but it is likely that in the near future, a mix between prices, financial and positive social incentives could represent an effective measure to make drivers reduce of a significant percentage of the mileage in urban environment or to shift to other modes of mobility.

MoveUs project has designed and developed a complete system where positive incentives can be gained by using ‘soft’ mobility modes such as shared vehicles, bicycle and public transportation. The three Living Labs in Madrid, Genoa and Tampere have developed custom incentive schemas and initiatives to fit the local needs and situation with the aim to achieve less energy consumption and smaller carbon footprint in urban mobility.

Based on the journey option emissions, green points are assigned to users to promote the more environmentally friendly options like walking or biking. These points can be exchanged for incentives such as discounts in local stores, by using the MoveUs app.

The Smart Crossing service encompassed within the ?eld of improving road safety, also integrates pedestrians into traf?c cooperative services. A controlled traf?c light crossing is equipped with cameras to detect crossing pedestrians; LED lamps to reinforce the lighting at the crosswalk, Bluetooth and 3G communications beacons for pedestrian interaction (via Smartphones) and a PCBox which supplies real time information of the crossing status. The system allows the traf?c light regulator to extend green pedestrian time, to provide lighting and to activate a green-light request via cellphones Bluetooth. This system is integrated with the MoveUs app being capable to activate a vibrating alert as a signal that the green phase is active. It has been deployed in Madrid (Av. Valladolid, 11) within a controlled traffic light crossing with the support of the City Council.

MoveUs platform provides the calculation of the emissions for each journey option offered by the system. This is done to increase the awareness of city inhabitants and tourist and allow them to make more energy efficient mobility choices.Based on the journey option emissions, green points are assigned to users to promote the more environmentally friendly options like walking or biking. These points can be exchanged for incentives such as discounts in local stores, by using the MoveUs app.

In addition, Tampere City inhabitants can see their performance over time regarding green points, energy consumption and savings. The information is also transformed to different values like the equivalence in money, kWh, € and others, in order to allow the users to relate their performance to a meaningful value.

This service is intended to improve the quality of public transport and thus improve mobility in the city. The aim is to give traffic light priority to buses who have promptly been considerably delayed on their schedule for gradually recovering this delay without affecting the rest of traffic. The bus, through its on-board system, knows its status and location and when it detects its proximity to traffic regulators with the priority system implemented sends the request to the MoveUs platform which in turn connects to the control systems to assess and respond to the bus accepting or rejecting the request. If the application is accepted, it is communicated to the driver via the on-board console so driver can act accordingly.

Integration of crowd sourced data into the Genoa traffic supervisor, with the aim to share info and real-time and historical data, provided by users through mobile devices. Crowd Sourcing is a new form of computing that is facing with several research challenges, from the social incentives to share info and data, to the technical issues of collecting and analyzing a huge amount of real-time and historical data, till the most important issue in security and privacy for end users. This service is built over the integration of crowd sourced (sensor data) provided by users through mobile devices (smartphone, phablet, tablet) with Traffic Supervisor. Thanks to MoveUs this service will make users to become consumers and producers of data, a mixed role, referred to as prosumer.

It's a feature that helps the user to find available parking spots and thus reduces the amount of traffic in the city center.