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Open social transport network for urban approach to carpooling

Acronym SocialCar

Abstract SocialCar is an Intelligent Transport System based on an innovative approach to transport demand management,and more specifically to carpooling in urban and peri-urban areas. SocialCar’s main objective is devopping a new communication network for intelligent mobility, sharing information of car-pooling integrated with existing transport and mobility systems. It will be achieved by means of powerful planning algorithms and integration in a liveable environment of big data related to public transport, carpooling and crowdsourcing in order to provide the final user with a simplified travel experience allowing comparison and choice between multiple options/services.SocialCar will take advantage Social Media to communicate, share information and provide the best just-in-time notifications to the travellers.SocialCar will take advantage of the ever growing connectivity of people and objects and the propagation of Internet services, the potential of Future Internet and the availability of GNSS based location and social media to create an integrated mobility service with the potential to sensibly reduce mobility problems of European citizens.

SUPSI Organisations Involved Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence

People involved Francesca Cellina, David Huber, Roberto Montemanni

Managers Andrea Emilio Rizzoli

Date of Project Start 1 June 2015

Date of Project Completion 31 May 2018