ANTWERP, Belgium, February 4th – i-Move introduced its multimodal navigator during the first public live demonstration of In-Time services held January 25th in Vienna, Austria. It is based on AnyMap Mobile Navigator 2.0, the Navigation SDK for professional markets that hit the market end of 2010. It consists of a user-friendly journey planner combining straightforward on-board mobile navigation with server based, real-time journey planning. Its usage of real-time public transport timetables and either static or dynamic Park & Ride availabilities allow it to compute a truly real-time multimodal route.
The multimodal navigator checks available In-Time services based on the destination. The user can set preferred transport modes and specify journey calculation parameters such as maximum number of interchanges. If desired, Park & Ride locations within the destination range and available parking spaces are suggested to connect to the public transport network. Once the mobile device receives the real-time journey options computed on the server, the user can select the preferred route based on i.e. travel time, suggested bus lines & stations or departure time. On-board maps are used to show the journey plan and guide the user to its destination. These combine real-time guidance to connect to the public transport network and between the different legs of the journey with instructions for using public transport.
The easy-to-use, intuitive yet simple user interface has been built using the AnyMap Skin Tool. Faithfull to the AnyMap product family’s key philosophies, the navigator capabilities and functions can be integrated by third parties in their products or applications.
The launch of this product is the kick-off to the pilot phase of the In-Time project. It will rely on travellers in the six cities currently participating to the project – Brno, Bucharest, Florence, Munich, Oslo and Vienna – to evaluate the In-Time services and their impact on travel behaviour. It is available for download on the In-Time website ( http://www.in-time-project.eu/).
Founded in 2007, i-Move built its expertise through research projects in multimodal navigation, the development of comprehensive and compact private label navigation products and building ASP mapping platforms for Tracking & Tracing and Fleet Management.
Map data and location-enabled products & services have become increasingly available, and this has tremendously increased the awareness of businesses with regards to its potential to contribute to improved efficiency and lower cost, to environmental awareness and regulation compliance. As a result, demands of these businesses are mainly related to business-critical processes and applications and very specific with respect to quality, service level and flexibility.
i-Move addresses this demand by building and marketing powerful generic mapping, routing and navigation software development toolkits for professional fleet management and navigation. These components easily integrate with existing applications and interfaces such as an onboard unit in a commercial vehicle, with a fleet management environment or with processes in the logistics workflow, thus adding the power of location and mobility to our clients’ products, services and solutions. They also allow building standalone products.
The AnyMap products are available through a global network of business partners. Today we are actively developing this network by recruiting partners with whom we want to collaborate to identify, develop and mature professional location markets at large.
In-Time will pilot and validate an innovative pan-European approach to Real Time Traffic and Travel Information (RTTI) services. The reliable and real-time delivery of these services to the individual traveller and to traffic management centres is likely to reduce drastically energy consumption in urban areas, across different modes of transport. The traveller is expected to change his travel behaviour according to the information he/she receives, opting for the most efficient and quickest modes for his/her travel journey.
In-Time is a Policy Support Programme supported by the European Commission Seventh Framework programme of Information Society Technologies. In-Time is a response to the European ICT PSP second call for proposals 2008, addressing Objective 2.2 ICT - for adaptive urban transport management infrastructure and services.
Duration: 36 Months, starting from the first of 1st April 2009
Total cost: €4.58 Million
EC contribution: €2.29 Million
Coordinator: Austria Tech
Partners: Arsenal Research (AIT), ASFINAG, ATAF, Austro Control, Brimatech, Brněnské komunikace, ERTICO, Fluidtime, Geo Solutions, ITS Vienna Region, Memex, micKS, Mizar, PTV, SINTEF, Softeco Sismat, Swarco Futurit, Tele Atlas, Telematix, Telmap, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti
For further information please contact Vincent Maenhaut, Managing Director, +32 477 356 528, Email Contact