A great idea, well illustrated in this video. Focused on Munich, it incorporates a cloud-based personal travel assistant, reward points, bike (and cargo bike) hire, personal and corporate accounts – exactly the kind joined-up thinking we expect from Germany! It also includes car rental, public transport use, and a social networking element which can be used to promote community as well as better transport behaviour. There is more detail here; but it’s important to recognise that this is a project, not a working implementation.
About Jeremy Green
Jeremy is an independent telecommunications analyst with a strong interest in M2M/Internet of Things, with a focus on transport and Smart City applications, the use of ICT to reduce and mitigate climate change, the medium-term future of the telecoms industry, including new roles for operators, and the evolution of voice services.