Lionel Baraban with the app
is working with public transport authorities on connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility solution and is showcasing four innovations at World Congress.
The company has developed a ‘3-in-1’ mobility as a service (MaaS) app that enables travellers to plan, book, buy and validate their journeys using their smartphones.
Designed to provide more fluid, flexible and personalised mobility as well as significant reduction in operational costs, the app is being used in French cities and the company has developed versions for Montreal, Boston and the Netherlands.
Its second innovation is an internet of things (IoT) solution for parking and for connecting buses. In Rennes, France, Keolis is testing a solution that indicates available parking spots for people with reduced mobility, and in Bordeaux it has a system to monitors the standard of bus washing. An IoT platform is also used to get data from the buses and coaches and to analyse driver behaviour to optimise the operations, maintenance and energy usage.
To achieve this, Keolis has installed embedded and connected architecture into the vehicles which is said to make the integration of ITS easier and reduce operation costs.
Navitia, open source software developed by Keolis’ digital subsidiary Kisio Digital, is also being highlighted at congress. The API (application programming interface) is based on 380 transportation open data sets from around the world and is supported by a community of more than 9,000 developer including start-ups, industry and researchers.
Keolis is also an investor in the autonomous electric shuttle manufacturer Navya, and delegates can arrange a demonstration ride at the company’s booth.