Guide2Wear is a project funded by ERA-NET that aims at evaluating the potential of wearable devices such as smart watches or glasses for future travel services. Apart from analysing user requirements, we will develop a prototype for public transport navigation services. The objective is to improve co-modality for public transport passengers by providing travelling information, payment support and guidance.
Today, smartphones are used for many different mobility services that help us to establish convenient routes for public transport and bike trips or for booking carsharing cars. Additionally, smartphones are increasingly substituting e-tickets or boarding passes. In the future, wearable devices such as smart glasses, smart watches, smart rings, smart cards or mobility-supporting systems are also set to be important tools for assisting in public transport (bus, train, tram) use or shared mobility systems (car-, ride-, bikesharing).
The project ‘Guide2Wear’ aims at evaluating wearable devices and their potential impact and benefit for the future traveller.