Participating Regions

– Austria

– Belgium

– Germany

– Spain (Basque Country)

– Sweden

Reasons to participate

Austria

Overview of the Austrian project partners and their tasks in the project

Two Austrian research institutions are partners in the project Guide2Wear: The Institute for Transport Studies of the University of Agricultural Sciences Vienna (BOKU), and FACTUM, a private research institute for transport and social analyses in Vienna. Wiener Linien support the project as an associate partner. The Austrian partners will be responsible for developing a legal framework to support basic research, for the practical run of the designed prototypes and for running a research supporting innovative mobility card Vienna, WienMobil-Card.

Mobility survey in Vienna: Sequences, goals and reasons for participation

In cooperation with Wiener Linien a survey will be conducted on mobility behaviour. The mobility survey is divided into three stages:
1. Internet survey
2. Mobility behaviour that will be recorded over the period of a week with the InnoZ app; Spring 2015
3. Second record of mobility behaviour over the period of a week with the InnoZ app; Autumn 2015

The surveys are expected to provide several answers:

• Use of information: What information resources will be used in planning of mobility and off the ground?
• Information requirements: What kinds of information are currently inadequate or missing?
• Use of Wearable Devices: Who is currently using wearable devices such as Smartphones, Smart Watches and Smart Glasses for the planning and implementing of routes?
• Impact of mobility cards: What are the effects of mobility cards on mobility behaviour?
• Intermodality: How and why are multiple modes of transport combined during one journey?

The obtained answers and recorded patterns of mobility will be anonymously evaluated and made available to Wiener Linien and other mobility providers in the form of research reports. The results should make it possible to develop appropriate supply of offers. They are also an important input parameter for the development of the prototype project Guide2Wear.

Every holder of the Annual Ticket of Wiener Linien or of the WienMobil-Card can participate in this survey. The individuals shall be randomly selected and contacted by mail. If you were among the selected, following reasons may convince you to participate in the survey:

• The results of the research project intend to develop the mobility services in Vienna and throughout the whole of Europe.
• With your participation you support a university research project. Your experiences and opinions will be included in the results of the research project.
• You can get interesting statistics for your own mobility behaviour – for instance the number of kilometres travelled or the CO2 consumption of your mobility.
• You will receive a compensation of 30 €.

If you have questions, please contact

– the Institute for Transport Studies of BOKU: guide2wear@boku.ac.at
– Factum OG Traffic and Social Analysis: office@factum.at or call 01-47654-5312.

Belgium

Transport & Mobility Leuven is the Belgian partner who is involved in the project Guide2Wear.

The general goal of TML in this project is twofold. As a first step, TML wants to develop a behavioral model based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). This model will be based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and address the way that technology use affects behavior in a mobility context. As a second step, TML will use the parameters (and related insights) from the behavioral model as an quantitative input for the other TML models, used for policy support, technology impact assessments and traffic forecasting. So we will add a behavioral element to the existing models, making use of knowledge developed in Guide2Wear on: modelling, transition management and psychological behavioral theories. This will help us to better address the research question that TML has been facing in many other projects: how to assess the ex-ante impact of new technologies on mobility behavior?

Germany

Overview of the German project partners and their tasks in the project

Two German research institutions are partners in the project Guide2Wear:
• Fraunhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems IVI
• Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change InnoZ

InnoZ is the leader of WP3, responsible for the evaluation of mobility behaviour and tracking activeities. The research institute provides the tracking tool on smart phones and collects and evaluates the tracking results as well as the surveys.
Fraunhofer IVI is the project coordinator and responsible for concept and development of the prototype for navigation on a wearable device. Fraunhofer provides SMART-WAY as a base system. This smart phone app allows navigation of passengers in public transport. The next step of support is to provide the relevant information by means of a wearable device. The main goal of Fraunhofer IVI in Guide2Wear is to support sustainable mobility by appropriate information. This means understanding of user needs, evaluation of the technical opportunities, and provision of the relevant information on a suitable wearable device conveniently.

If you have questions, please contact
• Fraunhofer IVI: Ingrid Nagel (ingrid.nagel@ivi.fraunhofer.de)
• InnoZ: Helga Jonuschat (helga.jonuschat@innoz.de)

Spain (Basque Country)

CodeSyntax is the partner from the Basque Country involved in the Guide2Wear project

The main goals for CodeSyntax in the Guide2Wear project are:
First, CodeSyntax would like to help to the goals of the basque and spanish public authorities improving the intermodality in transport between different regions, the future reorganisation of public transport services and the coordination among services offered by public and private organisations.
Second, CodeSyntax would like to widen its expertise and knowledge in the mobile applications area, in order to continue improving their solutions catalog for the mobility and transport sectors and more generally the services for the public.

Sweden

– Work in progress –