Background Information IAA 2015 / New Mobility World
Networked Mobility: IMP With the world's urban population growing by two people every second, transportation infrastructures can seldom be dimensioned as generously as would be necessary to keep up with such growth. To meet the demand for ever greater transportation capacities, new and attractive concepts are needed that simplify intermodal travel and make it easier for travelers to switch to mass transit services. That's why Siemens is working on an Integrated Mobility Platform (IMP), a B2B platform that makes it easier for operators to integrate complementary mobility services into their own portfolio. This single platform enables various mobility services to be pooled so as to facilitate the planning, booking and billing of multimodal travel. Journeys can also be optimized according to environmental and economic criteria. This gives cities and local authorities new tools to achieve “green” transport management and better utilization of the existing infrastructure. As a central B2B platform, the IMP minimizes the transaction costs for both parties, acting as a catalyst for a mobility network of multiple transportation providers. IMP reduces the collaborative effort for mobility providers IMP intelligently networks commuters, mobility providers (mass transit, car sharing, bike sharing, P&R and parking facility operators, etc.) and urban traffic management centers. For example, a taxi company could offer its mobility services via the IMP to a rail operator for integration into its app. Similarly, a park facility operator could integrate its services into a car sharing app. Integrated information and mobile payment systems help travelers to choose the mode of transportation, find the best available fare, and switch to alternative travel options in the event of delays. The platform supports cross-provider integration of mobility services in three areas: At the technical level, for example, IMP retrieves information such as real-time data from several mobility providers, forwards information to them and refines data from various sources.
At the business level, for example, the IMP stores the terms and conditions of mobility providers authorized to integrate the services of another provider into an
application. The IT solution also centrally supports all billing processes between users and providers of services. At the legal level, there shall be standardized master agreements and support with mediating and drafting these contracts between mobility providers. IMP networks the entire journey chain
Finding out and planning: Intelligent mobility platforms keep road users precisely informed about the traffic situation, for example, via apps or advanced driver assistance systems in cars, make route recommendations and help with choosing the best mode of transportation. Real-time information about accidents or delays helps to find alternate routes. Journeys can also be optimized both ecologically and economically. This gives cities and local authorities new tools to achieve 'green' transport management and better utilization of the existing infrastructure.
Booking and reserving: The IMP is not only designed for planning a single journey from A to B; it also makes bookings and reservations across multiple transportation providers. The app shall also show the passenger which seats are reserved, free or occupied. Operators can be kept fully informed of train capacity levels and monitor the situation in real time. Passengers are informed about last-minute price changes and fare discounts before and during the journey.
Traveling: The passenger assistance app actively informs the traveler about his or her location, preferences and desired journey everywhere and at all times including information about traffic holdups, such as accidents, roadworks, road closures and provides offers of help.
Payment: A central billing process via the Integrated Mobility Platform enables billing of all the mobility services used. The passenger is given a single invoice. A mobile ticketing application or card-based solutions, such as the Siemens eTicketing solution with check-in/check-out and be-in/be-out functions, records the various transportation services, distances traveled, and changes of class. Only the most economical fare option for the route actually taken will be charged
Back-office management: The sales back-office system permits the central management of all sales processes and supports the standardization of business Page 2/3
processes such as ticket sales, subscription and customer management, or electronic fare management and automates the data flow from sale to billing and accounting. Benefits for travelers, mobility providers and cities The IMP enables easy and multi-modal travel for commuters, transparent travel information in real time and, thanks to cooperation between providers, a wider range of mobility services and attractive price models. Mobility providers can make their transportation services more appealing with IMP, helping to break down access barriers, increase ridership and boost sales revenue. Automatic recording of routes and times gives transportation providers a valuable source of information about passenger figures, preferred travel times and utilization of links. This detailed information can be used to optimize fleet deployment, providing new options in fare pricing. Cities also benefit from the Integrated Mobility Platform. All-inclusive, environmentally benign traffic management using the IMP gives cities an effective tool with which to reduce congestion, offer people attractive route planning, improve utilization of infrastructure, obtain information about transportation needs and help with controlling emissions. Mobility Consulting: advice and strategic solution design A well thought-out infrastructure makes cities competitive and livable. Transporting people and freight is the key success factor but also the area where the need to act will be greatest. For this reason, Siemens has built a team of consultants to provide cities with professional support in their quest for the mobility of the future. Siemens Mobility Consulting advises cities on the right strategic focus, how to optimize mobility processes, including economic and ecological analyses as well as the strategic design of new technologies. The aim is to work out individual suggestions for optimizing urban mobility. Further Information https://www.siemens.com/innovation/en/home/pictures-of-the-future/mobility-andmotors/urban-mobility-networked-transportation-systems.html