Research & Development
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Optimodal European Travel Ecosystem

Duration: 01/05/2015 - 31/10/2017

Total funding: EUR 3,873,992.50


Challenge & Objectives

EuTravel aimed to:

  • Support the EU agenda towards an open and single market for mobility services by enabling travellers to organise a multimodal trip in accordance with their own criteria including environmental performance, providing multimodal travel service providers an effective way to deliver customised services addressing any type of specialised travel needs and facilitating fact-based EU policy making.
  • Promote the creation of content, open and linked data for travellers enriching the travelling experience.
  • Support travel industry players join forces towards realising an EU shared seamless mobility strategy and architecture.

EuTravel researched and demonstrated Inter-modal travel optimised with respect to synchronisation between modes, passenger experience and rights and environmental performance (Optimodal Travel).

The project objectives were realised by:

  • Developing an open and readily usable Optimodality Framework aimed at integrating processes, data, and systems in a manner that eliminates interoperability barriers to the marketplace emergence of truly Optimodal travel services: from planning through booking and the full range of related travel support solutions;
  • Delivering Optimodality Ecosystem Enablers, offering an open infrastructure that allows organisations to set up cost-effective integration of existing systems and to create value added multimodal travel services;
  • Organising and developing a Living Lab to experiment and evaluate new concepts and prototype solutions in real life multimodal travel scenarios and obtain data to quantify impact;
  • Taking actions towards sustainable development including a Stakeholder Engagement Strategy and wide dissemination.

EuTravel, unlike other projects/initiatives, delivered an Ecosystem promoting and supporting Optimodal travel that has higher chances of success as it will be populated with tools that tap into existing mainstream IT travel reservation systems and sources of data.

In EUTRAVEL, eBOS Technologies implemented an advanced Travel Planner solution that combines different travel modes including, but not limited to ferry, train and bus. The solution provides multi-device and multi-browser compatibility and enables travellers to plan a door-to-door trip based on a user profile. In the course of the project, eBOS acquired specific knowledge related to the implementation of responsive web-solutions. This new expertise was leveraged for the implementation of new functionalities of the eBOS ERP Software Suite, as well as for the design and implementation of custom web-based solutions for eBOS Clients.

Consortium

INLECOM SYSTEMS LTD

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IVZW EUROLINES ORGANISATION

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CLMS UK LTD

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TRAVELPORT GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM BV

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AMADEUS IT GROUP SA

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FGC NETWORK

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EBOS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

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BRITTANY FERRIES

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INNSBRUCK UNIVERSITY

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PHAROS DATA LIMITED

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BMT GROUP LTD

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VLTN

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BUSINESS-E SPA

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SILVERRAIL TECHNOLOGIES UK LIMITED

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HILL DICKINSON LLP

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TRENITALIA SPA

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NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

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DISTRIBUSION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636148.